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Christ Church

Address: N. 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
Phone Number: 215-922-1695
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Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia
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Ranked #12 of 255 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George...
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross.
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Dagsboro, Delaware, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I had a wonderful talk with a docent about the Church itself and about colonial rector William White and black minister Absalom Jones. I sat in Benjamin Franklin's pew and was most interested in a display case about the bells in the spire.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed discovering the history behind this church.Felt welcome here and staff present were happy to answer any questions.

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Mission Viejo, California
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

Loved this church which is still used for worship today. The integrity of the inside and out has been maintained. Very interesting to enter and see the pews set up in family boxes. Also interesting to see some of the floor burial markers which was common for the more wealthy church members. Very friendly docent and lovely gift shop. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After seeing Liberty Hall we walked over to Ben Franklin's gravesite and saw this church in our way to grab a cheesesteak. I'm glad we stopped in for a visit. You can sit in the pew that George Washington or Benjamin Franklin sat in with their families.

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lovely church, well maintained, easily accessible, knowledgeable docents. Another original building that has been maintained quite well. Interesting to be in a church where so many of our founding fathers worshiped.

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Chappaqua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Yet another Philadelphia historic beauty! Walk around the neighborhood and stop in to see where Benjamin Franklin and George Washington worshiped.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Other reviewers have said it already but this is a very interesting place to visit. To see up close and personal a place where George Washington and Ben Franklin used to sit for church. That's history that you just can't get in the mid west where I live. I would visit again and maybe spend some more time learning more... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was a quick visit for us - about 10 minutes. It was fascinating to sit where George Washington and Benjamin Franklin sat during church.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross and apparently 15 signers of the Delcaration of Independence worshipped in this historic church which is the birthplace of the American Episcopal church so very interesting. They have a small gift shop on the way in and they ask for a donation which we gladly gave to preserve... More 

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PORT ALLEGANY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We attended our daughter's performance in the black box theatre at Christ Church on a cobblestone street in Old City. After the show, we were intrigued by the historic exhibits in the lounge area, There is a cozy coffee shop around the corner and a discounted parking lot in the back.

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