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Christ Church

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Address: N. 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-922-1695
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Description: This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington...
This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross.
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Well preserved landmark, rich in history

This is an active congregation that maintains and offer tours of the building. They often have their historian on-site to answer questions about its famous members and the roles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Atlanta
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Atlanta
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This is an active congregation that maintains and offer tours of the building. They often have their historian on-site to answer questions about its famous members and the roles they played in shaping US history.

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Prince George, Virginia, United States
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We attended a beautiful service on Easter. The congregation is warm and friendly, the pasture gave a perfect sermon and we witnessed the baptism of seven babies. What a perfect Easter

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Princeton, United States
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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We saw Ben Franklin's grave and his family's . very plain, but that was the times. He was everywhere. He had his hands in everything there in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We found it a unique & serene church still in use. The cemetery houses many 'celebrities' of whom Mr. Franklin topped my list.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The church has played an important role in the history of Philadelphia, was nice to have an opportunity to reflect on the same pews as some of our forefathers.

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

In the many years I have lived in the Philadelphia area, I have never been to this Church. There is so much history and the workers are very willing to share their excellent knowledge of the church, its history and all of its famous members.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

A quick tour, but the gentleman/guide approached us and threw out some cool quick facts based upon what we told him about us (where we were from, what our kids were studying in school).

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Sit where George Washington, Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross worshipped! Engaging conversation with guide. A quick but informative visit.

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London
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250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This looks like a typical 18th century London church - steeple, galleried interior. It was the most important church of the early US government - all the bigwigs worshipped here including President Washington, to whom there is a plaque in one of the boxed pews. The windows are all of clear glass as a symbol of the enlightenment of the... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We weren't sure about stopping here but are glad we did. The church is so rich in history and really is lovely inside. The guides were knowledgeable and very informative. Kinda neat to see the very pew where Ben Franklin and his family sat to worship. And there is a baptismal font that is 600 yrs old that was brought... More 

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