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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 #13 of 289 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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Pensacola, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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390 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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
35 helpful votes 35 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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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This church is rich in history and has been lovingly maintained. Docent provided wonderful history and rich anecdotal stories. This is a must see!

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Delaware, Ohio, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

A volunteer described who attended the church and where they sat. Very informative! It's amazing that the baptismal that Ben Frankling used is still there!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
31 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We loved this church--very similar in style to Old North and South Churches in Boston. Lovely garden outside and many people were buried in the church itself and there is a cemetery a couple of blocks over with many important people--including Benjamin Franklin and signers of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

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Buffalo, New York
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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