Places in Philly: The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin

by - January 02, 2013

Place of interest: Christ Church Burial Ground, Historic Christ Church
Location: 5th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 10am until 4pm, Sunday 1pm until 4pm


Benjamin Franklin's last resting place is located in a burial ground belonging to Christ Church. Benjamin Franklin died in 1790, and he was buried with his family in the north west corner of the burial ground. His wife Deborah and their two children are also buried there.


The burial grounds were not opened when I went there, which was cool for me. I don't see myself stepping foot into a graveyard. I've never visited anyone's grave. Eventually I'll get over that. Like, maybe if my parents die or something like that. ...I guess.

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