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Christ Church

N. 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-922-1695
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Ranked #14 of 288 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cemeteries
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The church was founded in 1695; the current building was begun in 1727. Bells forged in England, were added in 1754. The interior is a capsulation of what colonial Philadelphians experienced in architecture and design. Notable people are buried under the floor as you walk over them. Buried at this location are, just to name a few notable people .... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We just made a quick stop at this church, but the tour guides seem friendly. It's nice to take a minute and reflect on the fact that some great patriots worshiped in that same room. As an added bonus, it is close to some restaurants that serve great Philly Cheesesteaks.

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Chicago
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1,154 reviews 1,154 reviews
290 attraction reviews
485 helpful votes 485 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Christ Church while walking through the historical section of Philadelphia. The church is one of America's most historic shrines and as such Philadelphians have always revered it. Organized in 1695 during the reign of William and Mary, it was built between 1727 and 1754 when George II was king. The church's steeple, at 200-feet high,... More

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New Jersey
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50 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Christ Church is located nearby the Independence Mall area and is an interesting place to visit. You can see where Washington and Franklin sat when they attended mass, although some say Franklin rarely went. A nice presentation by the guide and there is no fee to enter. A small gift shop is onsite and some note worthy graves nearby.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The only presentation in the city that made us feel a real connection to the location. Brief and powerful.

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Madison
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The historian who talked was very interesting and knowledgeable about all aspects of this church. He was able to tell us where Ben & Debra Franklin sat , as well as other historical figures.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This church was interesting in the fact that many people went there in the colonial times. Not really worth the walk over here though. Wasn't any different than any other churches.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Being a relatively new country the United States does not have the numerous churches that are throughout European cities. Christ Church is a wonderful example of an early American church. The guides in the church shared the history of the building in a manner that engaged all in our group. We are locals and have been here many times on... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Not fancy but a sense of tranquility in busy area. Have a seat and ponder the construction & simplicity of this church. No towering pillars or fancy statues for distraction. Refreshed, head on to explore other aspects of the city.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

When we visited the church, it was not busy at all. It's free to go in and you enter through a small gift shop. The church interior is large. Stones in the aisles mark graves of those who were buried there. Plaques mark the pews where famous people sat. We found the Ross row, the Penn row, the Washington row,... More

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