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Christ Church

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Address: N. 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number:
+1 215-922-1695
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09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and...

This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross.

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My family and I enjoyed visiting Christ Church during our visit to Philadelphia. Although we are not Episcopalian, we wanted to attend to soak in the history of the church. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cody
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family and I enjoyed visiting Christ Church during our visit to Philadelphia. Although we are not Episcopalian, we wanted to attend to soak in the history of the church. The congregation was so friendly and made us feel at home. We sat in Benjamin Franklin's pew by accident and was a delight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small church with lots of tucked away things to see- but a central part of US history. Lovely to be able to come right in. Historians totally pumped to talk to you (we actually had a bit of trouble getting away) but they are sooo interesting. Sunday services still take place here, as well as weddings. More great historic buildings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture is lovely, the history compelling, the quiet welcome as you're very close to the hectic pace of Independence Hall and Old City. (From here it's easy to check out Elfreth's Alley as well, a historic street with similarly quiet beauty in this otherwise fast-paced urban area.) Visit this location after Ind. Hall and you'll learn many connections with... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply the most historic church in the U.S. - the place where our founding fathers want to worship. Sit in George Washington's pew and see the baptismal font, imported from England, where William Penn himself was baptized. The surrounding grave yard contains the remains of a who's who in Colonial Philadelphia. Note the chandelier under which brides since the 1700s... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing church filled with so much history! We even got to sit in the pews where George Washington and Ben Franklin sat. The reason the U.S. was formed was because our founding fathers loved God and wanted the freedom to worship Him without the government interfering. This church is a significant part of our nation's history!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See where some of the founding fathers of our country are buried. Sit we Gorge himself sat (not original seats but reconstructed). It is a great place for a quick historical visit,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While in Philadelphia Christ Church is something not be missed at all. Very richly connected to the American revolutionary past the largest number of the signatories of the declaration of independence are in everlasting rest here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a walking tour and someone recommended this. Very interesting and a great historic tour from the tour guide. Most of the founding fathers attended this church during the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Christ Church was the place of worship for many of the Founding Fathers. their names are on the pews. But the real treat for me was the man behind the counter at the front desk. He was the historian for Christ Church. He was full of interesting history. He pointed me to a book on the fate of the colonials... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

I visited Christ Church in February 2017. It is a key church in historic Pennsylvania. In the time of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington it was the tallest structure in Philadelphia. The inside of the church is very well-preserved and very interesting. The highlight is Pew 58 where George Washington sat when he attended Sunday mass.

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