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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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Worship as the Founding Fathers Did

Such interesting history! Cool to sit in the same pews as Ben Franklin & George Washington. Church is still a functioning Episcopal congregation and it was a very neat experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Such interesting history! Cool to sit in the same pews as Ben Franklin & George Washington. Church is still a functioning Episcopal congregation and it was a very neat experience to worship there on Sunday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

While this is a beautiful church, its history is what makes it a must see. You can sit in the same pews as George Washington and Ben Franklin, among others. Robert Morris is buried on the church grounds, as are other notables. I highly recommend making time to visit.

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Fox River Grove, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

It is impressive to visit a church that has been a continuous congregation for so many years, and that counts such distinguished individuals among its members. However, the interior is fairly plain and paint is chipped; it appears that the congregation struggles to pay the costs of maintaining the building (hence the entrance charge).

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Be sure to see the historical bell inside the church, as it may outdate the Liberty Bell! The architecture is amazing and its history with its members is very interesting. The Church is also a burial site both inside the church and around the outside. Be sure to visit the cemetery just around the corner to see where Benjamin Franklin... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

While small, it was really neat to see this old and beautiful church and know that 200 years ago, Benjamin Franklin was in his pew and George Washington was in his. Crazy that parishioners who came straight from England were here and are buried here. We also walked over to the Christ Church graveyard and paid the few dollars to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a beautiful church that still holds services daily. The volunteer guide in the church was a wealth of knowlege.

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Des Plaines, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This church is in "old city". It is a thrill to see how well preserved it is and also visit the cemetery 2 blocks away where Benjamin Franklin is buried as well as other notable historical figures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice church and full of history. Just walking around the outside and seeing who is buried where and how long ago they were buried. Went inside and was greeted by a nice little bookstore and a knowledgeable employee. Amazing organ and nice use of sunlight through the clear windows. Word of warning. Ben Franklin is not buried here. he is... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

All the founding fathers attended services here. It is a very liberal church now but at one time was not. However, attend a Sunday morning service which is quite pleasant. One of the trees outside was given to the church by Louis and Clark.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a very old church that Ben Franklin and many other early Philadelphia citizens attended. When we entered, there was a person explaining the history of the church, what went on there, and telling about various historical people who attended. It is very interesting even if you've been there before.

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Additional Information about Christ Church

Address: N. 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-922-1695
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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