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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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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
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Ranked #15 of 550 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George...
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
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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philadelphia, pa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sit in the very seats where some of our Founding Fathers worshiped. A truly beautiful Church, and a nice place to sit and relax while sight seeing.

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91 reviews 91 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A very old building for US terms (end of the 1600's) with interesting details. Interesting as part of an old town walk.

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San Francisco
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It is a place filled with real history, to be in the same building as our forefathers is inspiring. It is in a great part of the city

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Harrisburg
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A beautiful church with large windows, great colonial architecture in Philladelphia's "old city". Quiet and cool inside on a humid summer's day, sun streaming through the large windows, illuminating the classis woodwork. What sermons did they preach during the Revolution ? Who sat in the old wooden pews (wonderfully preserved) ? Check out the wooded graveyard and look for some... More 

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Dagsboro, Delaware, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I had a wonderful talk with a docent about the Church itself and about colonial rector William White and black minister Absalom Jones. I sat in Benjamin Franklin's pew and was most interested in a display case about the bells in the spire.

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Really enjoyed discovering the history behind this church.Felt welcome here and staff present were happy to answer any questions.

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Mission Viejo, California
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152 reviews 152 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Loved this church which is still used for worship today. The integrity of the inside and out has been maintained. Very interesting to enter and see the pews set up in family boxes. Also interesting to see some of the floor burial markers which was common for the more wealthy church members. Very friendly docent and lovely gift shop. They... More 

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132 reviews 132 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After seeing Liberty Hall we walked over to Ben Franklin's gravesite and saw this church in our way to grab a cheesesteak. I'm glad we stopped in for a visit. You can sit in the pew that George Washington or Benjamin Franklin sat in with their families.

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lovely church, well maintained, easily accessible, knowledgeable docents. Another original building that has been maintained quite well. Interesting to be in a church where so many of our founding fathers worshiped.

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Chappaqua, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Yet another Philadelphia historic beauty! Walk around the neighborhood and stop in to see where Benjamin Franklin and George Washington worshiped.

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