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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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Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

So cool to be in the very church where Thomas Jefferson and Betsy Ross worshipped! It would be incredible to attend a service there, but there's only so much time and so much to do in Philly!

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Herndon, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Thought there was a guided tour, but just very nice people in the church telling you a bit about it and answering questions. Thought it would be more than it was, but worth the visit.

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Tennessee
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113 reviews 113 reviews
69 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We sat in pews frequented by Betsy Ross, Washington, and Franklin. The cemetery around the church (different from the "newer" burial ground with Franklin located a short distance away) was pretty with late summer flowers. Good shop.

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Don't miss this as part of your historic walk around in Philly. Really interesting to see the family pews for the Franklins, the Washingtons, etc. The onsite host was particularly informative and interesting.

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Rochester
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife really enjoyed the personal attention she got from the guide in this church she learned a lot about Ben Franklin and George Washington mew got to sit in the presidential suite

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

its a church...not all that special to me....traveled in the us and have been to many others that have inpressed me....don't go out of your way to see but if in the area like we were take a look

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Saw George and Martha Washington's pew. Nice church with an interesting history involving many of our nation's founding fathers!

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Leawood, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are visiting the Independence Hall Area, this is well worth a side trip, especially if you enjoy history. George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Adams all attended here. You can sit where each of them sat, and experience one of the oldest churches in America.

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Henderson, Nevada
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21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Spent about an hour looking through the church with a docent's aid and the adjoining cemetery. Ben Franklin, however, was not buried here, but nearby. The little gift shop had a lot of very unusual souvenirs! No charge, however, a nominal fee is suggested.

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Portland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This church is historic in that, despite their different religions, our founding fathers worshiped here together at times. They will tell you which pew who belonged in.

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