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Christ Church

Address: N. 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
Phone Number: 215-922-1695
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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial...
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Ranked #14 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George...
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross.
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PORT ALLEGANY
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220 reviews 220 reviews
55 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We attended our daughter's performance in the black box theatre at Christ Church on a cobblestone street in Old City. After the show, we were intrigued by the historic exhibits in the lounge area, There is a cozy coffee shop around the corner and a discounted parking lot in the back.

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Stafford
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27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The church was stunning. Simple, peaceful and historical. There are volunteer docents available to give background and answer questions. Standing in the box #56, where George Washington sat for church was beyond exciting. Just to know the Continental Congress attended church together and knowing Thomas Jefferson, Washington, Adams Franklin and many more prominent National figures stood where we were. Unbelievable!... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

penn was from the british upper class and left his country around 1680 to found a "holy experiment" called Pennsylvania that began in Philadelphia. the building and inside of church is an architectural treat.

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Otis Orchards, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The history in this one church is amazing and to be able to sit in the pew where George Washington sat was an experience I didn't expect

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Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was worth the small donation to be able to sit where George Washington sat as he prayed, see the chandelier that was lit for Benjamin Franklin's daughter's wedding (and many more to come) and walk by the graves of our founding fathers and families. It's amazing that a building this old and important to our history is still in... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I sat in the church pew that George Washington and his family sat. Amazing history told by the curator.

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Brooklawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is such a pretty church, filled with a wealth of history. I have ventured through it many times over the past 10 years and enjoy reading the names on the stones and pews. I love the clear glass windows and the small cemetery in the courtyard

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Parkville, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This church is quite beautiful, both inside and out. It’s still in use today as an active Episcopal congregation. You can look around inside on your own but a docent is present, to answer questions, provide information, etc. Admission is free.

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Bath
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our visit coincided with a huge teenage tour group from overseas so we had plenty of time to watch the interaction between staff , stewards and rather loud youngsters. The welcome, guided tours, information and interest is genuine and the church itself beautiful, reminiscent of St Martin's in the Fields Trafalgar square London..

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New York City, New York
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I may be biased as this is now my adopted house of worship - and where I recently got married - but it is a truly elegant building with fantastic colonial architecture and a rich history. Feel the revolution era come to life, as well as a modern home to a great community!!

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