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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 #15 of 293 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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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97 reviews 97 reviews
45 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The church is very historically significant and maintains its original look and feel. It has some very old artifacts that are worth checking out. What I would have said the highlight to the church is being able to sit in the same pew that George Washington and John Adams used while president of the USA. Totally worth the small donation... More

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Elyria, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

To sit in the same spot that The Washington's and Jefferson's sat was amazing...Betsy Ross too! Sarah the guide was fabulous with all her little tips...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I have seen dance, theater and music here. At first, it can be hard to find the place, because the front door is in a cobblestone alley NEXT to the church. The performance space is on the fourth floor. There is an elevator, but if there's a crowd, I recommend the stairs. Lastly, the restroom is on the first floor,... More

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Parrish
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It was a historical little church with alot of history with beautiful grounds. Worth a quick 30 minute look around. Donation of $3 per adult, $2 per student.

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linz
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111 reviews 111 reviews
27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

with famous buriel ground and grave of Benjamin Franklin. Inside the church there is small Souvenir shop and also persons from the church, who can answer all your questions - very interesting.

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Ransom Canyon, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Amazing to think that for over three hundred years people have been worshipping at this church, including many of our founding fathers. We saw the pew where President George Washington went to worship each Sunday.

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Pensacola, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Docent gives a brief history. Christ Church is a fully operational church. There is a small gift shop.

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Stepping into this church is stepping back to the Nation's founding era. Great place to experience! A beautiful steeple, helpful folks inside, and lots of history combine to make this a must see in Philadelphia.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Christ Church is one of the most important churches in American history. The church itself is in an English style, but has a very clean, bright interior. Outside is the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin and other Declaration of Independence signers. Well worth a visit.

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virginia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Well worth a small donation to visit this beautiful old church. The historian present provided wonderful information. Several signers of the Declaration of Indepence are buried on the grounds. Definitely worth the visit!

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