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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 #13 of 281 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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Corpus Christi, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited the Christ Church Cemetary. Was interesting to see some of the graves of the people that founded our country.Also interesting reading inscriptions on when they died and how old they were at the tiime.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were lucky enough to attend a wedding when we were here and as such learned a lit if it's history. A guided tour is essential

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This church was the first built in Philadelphia and it has the distinction of being where some of the authors of the Declaration of Independance worshipped. It is breathtakingly simple and elegant. Very little has changed in nearly 300 years and it is a very evocative place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Took the evening tour of the church. Great information, fun facts, and just enough history to keep it interesting. I'd do it again!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Walking into the church, the same church that our forefathers worshiped and asked for guidance was breathtaking. The guide was very friendly and answered all our questions. Showed us the pews where Franklin, Washington and others sat to worship.

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Forney, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lots founding fathers attended this church as the country was being formed. There is lots of history in this place, it is an active church with Sunday services. There are guided tours daily by church members, they ask for a small donation. Its well worth the donation, along the back wall, there was a bell that was the original bell... More

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San Diego, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Christ Church was the first in Philly and has been restored to the simple beauty of it's history. One of the few churches that still has sectioned pews and numbered for tracking the historical figures that worshipped there in the 1750's. Excellent stop for historians!

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Kentucky
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stumbled across this church while walking through the Old City. There was a wonderful docent Tish who gave us almost an hour of historical information. We sat in George Washington's pew (Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross also have pews with plaques). Tish explained the role that major figures such as Franklin and William Penn played in shaping Philly. I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is a gorgeous church full of history of the Revolutionary era. It is simple and quiet and it also has great volunteer docents. It's also a great place for actual church services, which I attended when I lived in the neighborhood.

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phoenix
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Listen to a guide, they have so much information to share at this church. We sat in Ben Franklin's pew, heard the sad tail of his sister and of other women who attended the church. Our teenage daughters learned a lot about how difficult the years were during the time our country was born. They also were allowed to ring... More

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