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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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Historic Church and cemetary is a must see

I enjoyed seeing the church and the cemetery. Imagine so many signers of the Declaration buried there.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Mundelein, Illinois

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Mundelein, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed seeing the church and the cemetery. Imagine so many signers of the Declaration buried there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Step back over 300 years to a time of simple worship and the dream of independence to do so. The quietness of this structure lends itself to both reflection and the willingness to explore the buried inhabitants of the churchyard. Marvel at the stories the graveyard markers tell and thank the forefathers for their sacrifices.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Christ Church is a fantastic, Georgian colonial-era church attended by the likes of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. Even the baptismal font used to baptize William Penn back in England circa 1644 or 1645 is kept here and is still in use by the congregation. The current building replaced a simpler wooden structure and was completed in 1744. Seeing as... More 

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Orinda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I had very little time to visit Independence Park, and I chose make the long walk here because it sounded interesting in the tour book. Wished I'd taken the time to see something else.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

it's definitely worth a stop to see where our Founders went to church. They have docents at the ready to impart all kinds of CC information, pretty cool experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Christ Church is a place of interest because her congregation included 15 signers of the Declaration of Independence such as George Washington, Robert Morris, Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross (the lady who sewed the first American flag). So if you are a history buff, you will enjoy sitting in one of the pews, and allowing your mind go back in... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A very nice church. Great site lines, and can even meet Ben Franklin himself....well an actor portraying him.

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Hamilton, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Christ Church, a fine example of Georgian architecture was founded in 1695, first as an Anglican Church and later on was transformed into a Protestant Episcopal one, along the lines of the nascent independence movement in the then British colony. From 1754 to 1810, the church was the tallest structure in the United States, the tallest building George Washington has... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

My daughter loved visiting here. She is a history major and loved the idea that the founders of the country belonged to this church. You have to go to a different location to see the cemetery and you do have to pay to get into the cemetery. The church is free so worth a stop. They have a few really... More 

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

to visit were our founding father went to church. as our nation was founded in 1776. its something everyone should visited

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