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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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Small-Group Historical Walking Tour of Colonial...
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Ranked #16 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Owner description: This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George...
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

penn was from the british upper class and left his country around 1680 to found a "holy experiment" called Pennsylvania that began in Philadelphia. the building and inside of church is an architectural treat.

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Otis Orchards, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The history in this one church is amazing and to be able to sit in the pew where George Washington sat was an experience I didn't expect

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Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

It was worth the small donation to be able to sit where George Washington sat as he prayed, see the chandelier that was lit for Benjamin Franklin's daughter's wedding (and many more to come) and walk by the graves of our founding fathers and families. It's amazing that a building this old and important to our history is still in... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I sat in the church pew that George Washington and his family sat. Amazing history told by the curator.

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Brooklawn, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is such a pretty church, filled with a wealth of history. I have ventured through it many times over the past 10 years and enjoy reading the names on the stones and pews. I love the clear glass windows and the small cemetery in the courtyard

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Parkville, Missouri
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This church is quite beautiful, both inside and out. It’s still in use today as an active Episcopal congregation. You can look around inside on your own but a docent is present, to answer questions, provide information, etc. Admission is free.

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Bath
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Our visit coincided with a huge teenage tour group from overseas so we had plenty of time to watch the interaction between staff , stewards and rather loud youngsters. The welcome, guided tours, information and interest is genuine and the church itself beautiful, reminiscent of St Martin's in the Fields Trafalgar square London..

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I may be biased as this is now my adopted house of worship - and where I recently got married - but it is a truly elegant building with fantastic colonial architecture and a rich history. Feel the revolution era come to life, as well as a modern home to a great community!!

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Media, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Fantastic venue rich in history. The staff were very helpful and music was delightful. Some cab drivers don't know how to get there.

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Thornhill, Ontario
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This beautiful Anglican Church is worth the visit. We had been walking and we wanted to sit down and relax a little. We were greeted at the door and asked if we needed any assistance. We sat in a pew near the front and admired the interior of the church. The raised lectern was magnificent and the windows behind the... More 

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