Historic Christ Church and Burial Ground

Historic Christ Church and Burial Ground Official visitor account of historic Christ Church Philadelphia and Christ Church Burial Ground (BG). BG open 7 days a week, 11AM-4:30PM (weather permitting), Church open Wed-Sun, 11AM-5PM.

Come visit Christ Church to see:
• Where George Washington and Ben Franklin sat for services
• The baptismal font where Pennsylvania Founder, William Penn, was baptized
• An original King William III Coat of Arms, damaged during the Revolutionary War
• A steeple that made Christ Church the tallest structure in North America for 56 years
• And so much more

Then visit the Burial Ground to see the g

Come visit Christ Church to see:
• Where George Washington and Ben Franklin sat for services
• The baptismal font where Pennsylvania Founder, William Penn, was baptized
• An original King William III Coat of Arms, damaged during the Revolutionary War
• A steeple that made Christ Church the tallest structure in North America for 56 years
• And so much more

Then visit the Burial Ground to see the g

Operating as usual

❤️ This #GivingTuesday, help us preserve history ❤️ Today only: triple your impact!On this special day, we hope you’ll t...
11/30/2021

❤️ This #GivingTuesday, help us preserve history ❤️ Today only: triple your impact!

On this special day, we hope you’ll take a moment to consider giving to Christ Church Preservation Trust.

This year was a year of recovery. A year of remembrance. A year of celebration.

The historic properties of Christ Church connect us through stories to past generations. As we consider the storms of ages past, we draw the strength we need to persevere.

For Giving Tuesday, a generous donor has offered to match two dollars for every one dollar that we raise online today. That means, every dollar you give today will go three times as far — your $50 gift becomes $150; your $100 gift becomes $300 and so on and so on.

Please make a gift today online to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to triple your impact.

2021 has sent many challenges our way, but we’ve never given up. And we won’t, especially with the help of individuals like you. This is your chance to partner with us as we work to meet the historic preservation and programming needs of one of America’s most historic sacred spaces.

Our team wishes you and your family a time of restoration this holiday season.

Donate at paypal.me/preservationtrust

❤️ This #GivingTuesday, help us preserve history ❤️ Today only: triple your impact!

On this special day, we hope you’ll take a moment to consider giving to Christ Church Preservation Trust.

This year was a year of recovery. A year of remembrance. A year of celebration.

The historic properties of Christ Church connect us through stories to past generations. As we consider the storms of ages past, we draw the strength we need to persevere.

For Giving Tuesday, a generous donor has offered to match two dollars for every one dollar that we raise online today. That means, every dollar you give today will go three times as far — your $50 gift becomes $150; your $100 gift becomes $300 and so on and so on.

Please make a gift today online to take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to triple your impact.

2021 has sent many challenges our way, but we’ve never given up. And we won’t, especially with the help of individuals like you. This is your chance to partner with us as we work to meet the historic preservation and programming needs of one of America’s most historic sacred spaces.

Our team wishes you and your family a time of restoration this holiday season.

Donate at paypal.me/preservationtrust

⚠️ NEW ⚠️ Christ Church Neighborhood Walking Tours: First Generation Africans of the 17th – 18th CenturyPut on your wint...
11/24/2021

⚠️ NEW ⚠️ Christ Church Neighborhood Walking Tours: First Generation Africans of the 17th – 18th Century

Put on your winter coats and walking shoes for an informative tour around Old City at noon on Monday, November 29 and Tuesday, November 30. Join us as we take a 40-minute walk around town to examine the legacies of first-generation Africans who made a way out of no way to survive a city which sought to enslave themselves and their future generations for life. Together, we will visit sites that set American history in motion yet receive little to no recognition to this day. Dress warmly and bring your curiosity!

Email Hannah Wallace ([email protected]) to reserve your spot!

Additional Details:
Check in location: Christ Church at 2nd & Market Streets
Admission: $10 adults, $5 children (12 and under)
Capacity: 15 people
Tour Length: About 40 minutes outdoors (dependent upon the weather)
Walking Distance: 0.5 miles

Schedule:
12:00 – 12:10PM: Check in at the Christ Church Gift Shop.
12:10 – 12:50PM: Walking Tour
12:50 – 1:00PM: Return to Christ Church and view our Gift Shop!

⚠️ NEW ⚠️ Christ Church Neighborhood Walking Tours: First Generation Africans of the 17th – 18th Century

Put on your winter coats and walking shoes for an informative tour around Old City at noon on Monday, November 29 and Tuesday, November 30. Join us as we take a 40-minute walk around town to examine the legacies of first-generation Africans who made a way out of no way to survive a city which sought to enslave themselves and their future generations for life. Together, we will visit sites that set American history in motion yet receive little to no recognition to this day. Dress warmly and bring your curiosity!

Email Hannah Wallace ([email protected]) to reserve your spot!

Additional Details:
Check in location: Christ Church at 2nd & Market Streets
Admission: $10 adults, $5 children (12 and under)
Capacity: 15 people
Tour Length: About 40 minutes outdoors (dependent upon the weather)
Walking Distance: 0.5 miles

Schedule:
12:00 – 12:10PM: Check in at the Christ Church Gift Shop.
12:10 – 12:50PM: Walking Tour
12:50 – 1:00PM: Return to Christ Church and view our Gift Shop!

Philadelphia Profiles #8: Tamanend - Lënape nàn: "he is a Lenape”As we prepare for a bountiful Thanksgiving season, the ...
11/23/2021

Philadelphia Profiles #8: Tamanend - Lënape nàn: "he is a Lenape”

As we prepare for a bountiful Thanksgiving season, the Christ Church Preservation Trust commemorates the original people who lived upon and tilled this land for over 18,000 years. The land we sit upon is called “Coaquannok” or “The Land of Tall Pines”, within the Lenni-Lenape region of “Lenapehoking.” Lenapehoking spans from Western Connecticut and south into Delaware.

Please note, this profile uses both past and present tense participles, because the Lenape are still here and many practice their ancient traditions to this very day.

In this profile, there is one particular man we will pay homage to, Tamanend (also pronounced as “Tammany or Tammamend”). He was a Sakima or “King” of the Lenape in the late 17th century. Tamanend was born c. 1628 and died c. 1698. His name meant, “The affable.”

Tamanend is best known for his prominent role in the peaceful relations held between Native American tribes and the English settlers who established Pennsylvania. It was he, who, under the shade of a large elm tree during the Treaty of Shackamaxon in 1682, stated that they would “live in peace as long as the waters run in the rivers and creeks and as long as the stars and moon endure.”

The tall bronze sculpture pictured here can be found a block away from Christ Church at Front and Market Streets. Tamanend stands atop a turtle with an eagle on his shoulder, arms outstretched, with a wampum belt in his grasp. “The turtle symbolizes Mother Earth, the eagle represents a messenger of the Great Spirit. The belt held in the eagle’s talons signifies a friendship treaty agreed upon between William Penn, Tamanend, and other Native Americans."

The statue, by Raymond Sandoval, was unveiled in 1995 with the following inscription: “In honor of the contributions of Native American Indians—the ancestors, the elders, this generation, and the generations to come—this sculpture commemorates Tamanend, a Sakima, of the Lenni-Lenape nation who resided in the Delaware Valley when Philadelphia, or “Coaquannock” was established...”

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Philadelphia Profiles #8: Tamanend - Lënape nàn: "he is a Lenape”

As we prepare for a bountiful Thanksgiving season, the Christ Church Preservation Trust commemorates the original people who lived upon and tilled this land for over 18,000 years. The land we sit upon is called “Coaquannok” or “The Land of Tall Pines”, within the Lenni-Lenape region of “Lenapehoking.” Lenapehoking spans from Western Connecticut and south into Delaware.

Please note, this profile uses both past and present tense participles, because the Lenape are still here and many practice their ancient traditions to this very day.

In this profile, there is one particular man we will pay homage to, Tamanend (also pronounced as “Tammany or Tammamend”). He was a Sakima or “King” of the Lenape in the late 17th century. Tamanend was born c. 1628 and died c. 1698. His name meant, “The affable.”

Tamanend is best known for his prominent role in the peaceful relations held between Native American tribes and the English settlers who established Pennsylvania. It was he, who, under the shade of a large elm tree during the Treaty of Shackamaxon in 1682, stated that they would “live in peace as long as the waters run in the rivers and creeks and as long as the stars and moon endure.”

The tall bronze sculpture pictured here can be found a block away from Christ Church at Front and Market Streets. Tamanend stands atop a turtle with an eagle on his shoulder, arms outstretched, with a wampum belt in his grasp. “The turtle symbolizes Mother Earth, the eagle represents a messenger of the Great Spirit. The belt held in the eagle’s talons signifies a friendship treaty agreed upon between William Penn, Tamanend, and other Native Americans."

The statue, by Raymond Sandoval, was unveiled in 1995 with the following inscription: “In honor of the contributions of Native American Indians—the ancestors, the elders, this generation, and the generations to come—this sculpture commemorates Tamanend, a Sakima, of the Lenni-Lenape nation who resided in the Delaware Valley when Philadelphia, or “Coaquannock” was established...”

To keep reading go to conta.cc/30VyrRq

📜 November at the Trust 🍁 Thankful for you -- read this month's newsletter at conta.cc/3ovXOl6The Church on its first da...
11/16/2021

📜 November at the Trust 🍁 Thankful for you -- read this month's newsletter at conta.cc/3ovXOl6

The Church on its first day welcoming back visitors in August ➡️ Our communion silver from Queen Anne circa 1710 on display for Bishop Gutiérrez’s visit this past Sunday

🇺🇸 TODAY 🇺🇸 Damn the Wars but Bless the Soldier: a special Veterans Day remembrance tourJoin us at the Burial Ground tod...
11/11/2021

🇺🇸 TODAY 🇺🇸 Damn the Wars but Bless the Soldier: a special Veterans Day remembrance tour

Join us at the Burial Ground today for this special tour (included with admission).

Military Historian Tom Snow will provide a distinct perspective on America’s wars by honoring the men and women that fought those wars.

Tours are every half hour starting at 11:30AM until 4PM.

🇺🇸 TODAY 🇺🇸 Damn the Wars but Bless the Soldier: a special Veterans Day remembrance tour

Join us at the Burial Ground today for this special tour (included with admission).

Military Historian Tom Snow will provide a distinct perspective on America’s wars by honoring the men and women that fought those wars.

Tours are every half hour starting at 11:30AM until 4PM.

🇬🇧 The British are coming… and they’re taking the El. Occupied Philadelphia comes to Christ Church!The Museum of the Ame...
11/06/2021

🇬🇧 The British are coming… and they’re taking the El. Occupied Philadelphia comes to Christ Church!

The Museum of the American Revolution (MOAR) will recreate the dark days of the 1777-78 British occupation within Old City, Philadelphia. In partnership with MOAR, we welcome visitors to a weekend of historic happenings at the Church! Join us today and tomorrow 12-3PM for family friendly activities and take a tour of Christ Church to pay homage to those buried within our hallowed grounds.

Today, meet Elizabeth Powel
🔷 Revolutionary era socialite, intellectual, and abolitionist.

Tomorrow, meet Benjamin Franklin
🔷 Revolutionary era printer, scientist, and diplomat.

Activities for the day include:
🔷 Coloring Pages, Games, and Puzzles for all ages!
🔷 Decorate Your Own Ceramic Tea Cup and Saucer.

More info at conta.cc/3mMSzxQ

📸: Museum of the American Revolution

🇬🇧 The British are coming… and they’re taking the El. Occupied Philadelphia comes to Christ Church!

The Museum of the American Revolution (MOAR) will recreate the dark days of the 1777-78 British occupation within Old City, Philadelphia. In partnership with MOAR, we welcome visitors to a weekend of historic happenings at the Church! Join us today and tomorrow 12-3PM for family friendly activities and take a tour of Christ Church to pay homage to those buried within our hallowed grounds.

Today, meet Elizabeth Powel
🔷 Revolutionary era socialite, intellectual, and abolitionist.

Tomorrow, meet Benjamin Franklin
🔷 Revolutionary era printer, scientist, and diplomat.

Activities for the day include:
🔷 Coloring Pages, Games, and Puzzles for all ages!
🔷 Decorate Your Own Ceramic Tea Cup and Saucer.

More info at conta.cc/3mMSzxQ

📸: Museum of the American Revolution

📣 The British are coming (this weekend!) 🥁 Occupied Philadelphia comes to Christ Church!The Museum of the American Revol...
11/05/2021

📣 The British are coming (this weekend!) 🥁 Occupied Philadelphia comes to Christ Church!

The Museum of the American Revolution (MOAR) will recreate the dark days of the 1777-78 British occupation within Old City, Philadelphia. In partnership with MOAR, we welcome visitors to a weekend of historic happenings at the Church! Join us on Saturday and Sunday 12-3PM for family friendly activities and take a tour of Christ Church to pay homage to those buried within our hallowed grounds.

On Saturday, meet Elizabeth Powel
🔷 Revolutionary era socialite, intellectual, and abolitionist.

On Sunday, meet Benjamin Franklin
🔷 Revolutionary era printer, scientist, and diplomat.

Activities for the day include:
🔷 Coloring Pages, Games, and Puzzles for all ages!
🔷 Decorate Your Own Ceramic Tea Cup and Saucer.

More info at conta.cc/2YoMfmU

📸: Museum of the American Revolution

📣 The British are coming (this weekend!) 🥁 Occupied Philadelphia comes to Christ Church!

The Museum of the American Revolution (MOAR) will recreate the dark days of the 1777-78 British occupation within Old City, Philadelphia. In partnership with MOAR, we welcome visitors to a weekend of historic happenings at the Church! Join us on Saturday and Sunday 12-3PM for family friendly activities and take a tour of Christ Church to pay homage to those buried within our hallowed grounds.

On Saturday, meet Elizabeth Powel
🔷 Revolutionary era socialite, intellectual, and abolitionist.

On Sunday, meet Benjamin Franklin
🔷 Revolutionary era printer, scientist, and diplomat.

Activities for the day include:
🔷 Coloring Pages, Games, and Puzzles for all ages!
🔷 Decorate Your Own Ceramic Tea Cup and Saucer.

More info at conta.cc/2YoMfmU

📸: Museum of the American Revolution

📜 October at the Trust 🪦 Extended Burial Ground hours 🍫 Trick-or-treating at the Farmers Market 🎃 and more -- read this ...
10/18/2021

📜 October at the Trust 🪦 Extended Burial Ground hours 🍫 Trick-or-treating at the Farmers Market 🎃 and more -- read this month's newsletter at conta.cc/3DPwILS

📜 October at the Trust 🪦 Extended Burial Ground hours 🍫 Trick-or-treating at the Farmers Market 🎃 and more -- read this month's newsletter at conta.cc/3DPwILS

Please join us tomorrow, Monday, September 27 at 5:30PM for another FREE virtual program: The Rev. Thomas Bray and His A...
09/26/2021

Please join us tomorrow, Monday, September 27 at 5:30PM for another FREE virtual program: The Rev. Thomas Bray and His Associates: Patrons of Libraries and Black Education in Early Philadelphia.

From the end of the 17th century to the early 19th century the Rev. Thomas Bray, an Anglican clergyman, and after his death in 1730 his Associates, provided books to Philadelphia and operated schools for the education of young black Philadelphians, both enslaved and free. Hundreds of books were sent to form the first library of Christ Church (many of which are on the shelves of the Library Company), and the schools operated by the Associates and by the Rev. Absalom Jones with their support educated countless pupils in reading, writing, and domestic arts in the era before segregated public education for the city’s African Americans began in 1818.

John C. Van Horne was the Director of the Library Company from 1985 to 2014. His doctoral dissertation was published as Religious Philanthropy and Colonial Slavery: The American Correspondence of the Associates of Dr. Bray, 1717-1777 (University of Illinois Press). He is also the author of The Education of African Americans in Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia.

Free but registration is required -- register at eventbrite.com/e/the-rev-thomas-bray-and-his-associates-libraries-and-black-education-tickets-169346884089

Please join us tomorrow, Monday, September 27 at 5:30PM for another FREE virtual program: The Rev. Thomas Bray and His Associates: Patrons of Libraries and Black Education in Early Philadelphia.

From the end of the 17th century to the early 19th century the Rev. Thomas Bray, an Anglican clergyman, and after his death in 1730 his Associates, provided books to Philadelphia and operated schools for the education of young black Philadelphians, both enslaved and free. Hundreds of books were sent to form the first library of Christ Church (many of which are on the shelves of the Library Company), and the schools operated by the Associates and by the Rev. Absalom Jones with their support educated countless pupils in reading, writing, and domestic arts in the era before segregated public education for the city’s African Americans began in 1818.

John C. Van Horne was the Director of the Library Company from 1985 to 2014. His doctoral dissertation was published as Religious Philanthropy and Colonial Slavery: The American Correspondence of the Associates of Dr. Bray, 1717-1777 (University of Illinois Press). He is also the author of The Education of African Americans in Benjamin Franklin’s Philadelphia.

Free but registration is required -- register at eventbrite.com/e/the-rev-thomas-bray-and-his-associates-libraries-and-black-education-tickets-169346884089

FREE theater screening on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM! Registration required, go to fringearts.com/571111 hour screenin...
09/24/2021
The Philadelphia Matter Screening at Neighborhood House – FringeArts

FREE theater screening on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7PM! Registration required, go to fringearts.com/57111

1 hour screening followed by an optional 30 minute panel

Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event. Face masks or coverings must also be worn for the duration of the performance. More information at fringearts.com/covid-19

Award-winning choreographer, director, and writer David Gordon has assembled a virtual “Pick Up Performance Co” of more than 30 Philadelphia performers for a new hour-long screen work specifically for the Fringe Festival, The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020. The work is being made via remote video material shot by the performers with iPhones to sophisticated cameras – Gordon then dissected, assembled, and collaged this movement with visual scores and archival works in collaboration with video artist Jorge Cousineau. The cast will also include Wally Cardona and Pick Up Performance Co(s) members Karen Graham and Valda Setterfield.

Tuesday panel discussion: Being Creative in a Pandemic World with Kyle Hiller.

Wednesday panel discussion: A chat about performing in a Pandemic with Kyle Hiller, Philadelphia Matter cast, CCNH staff and technicians.

Major support for The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020 has been provided to Christ Church Preservation Trust by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Award-winning choreographer/director/writer David Gordon has assembled a virtual “Pick Up Performance Co” of more than 30 Philadelphia performers for a new hour-long screen work specifically for the FringeArts Festival, The Philadelphia Matter – 1972/2020. The work is being made via remote vid...

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Join me for a wonderful night out for a great cause: keeping community art spaces affordable for artists! And, have a great time with drinks at the Hotel Monaco. Who wants to stay home on a Monday night?
Last night to catch our popular Friday evening after-hours tour "Resurrecting the Stones" at the Burial Ground! Join Bob Spross, our evening and weekend Burial Ground manager at 5 p.m. $10. #burialground #oldcityphilly
The Philadelphia Archaeological Forum has created an Historic Burial Places Map and Database for Philadelphia. The location of more than 200 historical period burial grounds in Philadelphia (including Christ Church) can now be viewed in an interactive map - and the GIS data set can be downloaded as a shapefile at http://www.phillyarchaeology.net/paf-activities/burial-places-forum/historic-philadelphia-burial-places-map/ As longtime advocates for those who can no longer speak for themselves, PAF is lobbying for clearer municipal laws that compel developers to handle burial remains respectfully. We have therefore created this extensive geographical database (GIS). It is PAF’s intention that, in addition to being useful to historians, archaeologists, and other researchers, consulting the database of known cemeteries and private family plots will become a starting point in the process of due diligence of both developers and the city of Philadelphia when considering new projects. The database, originally the personal research of archaeologist Kimberly Morrell, has been assembled from historic maps, newspapers, academic theses and other sources. Research is ongoing, but the database is the most comprehensive such resource to date. Learn more about how this resource was made and how to use it at http://www.phillyarchaeology.net/paf-activities/burial-places-forum/historic-philadelphia-burial-places-map/
With Ben Franklin's grave slab freshly restored and back in public view, now is a good time to look at how it came to be put on display in the first place.
Since Ben's restored grave slab will be unveiled today, now is also a good time to recall its first unveiling in 1858.
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