Christ Church
Christ Church
4.5
Historic SitesChurches & Cathedrals
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross.
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Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 2nd St • 2 min walk
  • 5th St • 6 min walk
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moodblu
West Valley City, UT1,436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We toured the Episcopal Christ Church in Philadelphia, where the delegates from the states worshipped when in Philadelphia in the colonial time before and during the start of the Revolutionary War. The steeple of the building provides a longstanding landmark in the city, having been founded in 1695. The architecture and décor are lovely—simple but elegant. It is a beautiful white with gold trim. Up in the loft, there is a very pretty organ, with pews along both sides of the building. One of the pews there was designated with a plaque as George Washington’s when in the city. Worship services are held weekly on Sunday mornings and Wednesdays at noon. If there was an admission fee, it was included in our US History Tour.
Written 29 April 2024
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA720 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The graveyard near Philadelphia's Christ Church gives you a chance to visit Benjamin Franklin's grave and those of other Declaration of Independence signers (such as Betsy Ross' father-in-law). Some of the old gravestones have completely worn away, but the Church's staff has some placards that identifies who is still buried in a given spot and what their epitaph was. Some of the more important people buried here have American flags as markers and information signs explaining who they were.

This is a nice way to see the final resting places of some of the famous American you'll hear about at the other nearby museums.
Written 24 April 2024
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tinylass
Sheffield, UK5,799 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were passing by and had a wander around the outside but did not go in as it was closed at the time. The burial ground is where Benjamin Franklin is, along with four other signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Pretty Church, worth a quick stop by.
Written 24 January 2024
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Charles S
Northamptonshire, UK1,032 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The attractive Christ Church is a national historic landmark and a unique historic site attracting a huge number of visitors each year. It was founded in 1695 by members of the Church of England, who built a small wooden church on the site. It played an integral role in the founding of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States. In the late 1700's and early 1800's the church's 196-foot tower and steeple was the tallest structure in the United States. Worth a visit.
Written 2 October 2023
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Connie C
Dallas, TX806 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Made the contribution of $10 to go in and see the inside of the church. The money goes to maintenance of this historical site so we didn’t find it offensive especially since the founding fathers paid a lease amount for their pews! Brian, our educator, was very informative with lots of information and stories that we would never have heard! Overall a very good stop in our visit to Philly.
Written 28 August 2023
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RMJ H
Stevens Point, WI141 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I never heard of paying to get into a church lol. Even worse, they closed the cemetery because of "air quality".
Written 6 July 2023
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Adriane K
Indianapolis, IN26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
We stopped in for 30 mins if that. Church is beautiful, full of history. Teen son liked to search out all the plaques of famous people who attended and find where they sat. Workers very helpful and knowledgeable.
Written 2 October 2022
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outofedinburgh
Edinburgh, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
This was a lovely little church packed full of history. I don’t know if the educators were staff or volunteers but they were really knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the church’s history, famous past worshippers and the history of Philadelphia. It was a really interesting visit and lovely to talk with people who knew so much.
Written 21 September 2022
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samantha h
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Very historical. It’s free to go in or you can give a donation or pay for a tour. We just walked around and looked ourselves and that was sufficient if your are looking for free things to do.
Written 30 July 2022
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Donna H
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This church as many others is an important part of American heritage. You can sit in the pew that George Washington sat in!
Written 24 July 2022
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