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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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everyone should visit its cemetery and think

neat palce with lots of history laying there. Many names you know what they did, but didn't know their names. ONe of the few places where 5 singers of the D of I (think about it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

neat palce with lots of history laying there. Many names you know what they did, but didn't know their names. ONe of the few places where 5 singers of the D of I (think about it) are buried.

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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Christ Church is simply amazing. Most of our forefathers worshipped there. The inscriptions describing those buried both in the church and in the nearby cemetery, are a history lesson as well. This can be a brief but worthwhile stop. The very knowledgeable guides will field any and all questions . Sit in the pew reserved for the Washingtons!

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Seattle Washington
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Christ Church is an amazing old church! We sat in the pews where The Washingtons worshipped! I was impressed how well preserved it is. I found it interesting there are old historic souls buried in & around the church. A must see when you're walking Historic Philadelphia :)

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Chino Hills, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This is the church where the founding fathers worshipped. You can sit in the pews where George Washington and Bejamin Franklin sat. No stain glass (not the style back then). Good for a quick stop to sit if you are in the area.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Excellent presentation given about the history of the church and the many famous folks who have passed through its doors

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Metamora, Michigan
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Make time to see both the church and the burial ground. The church will fascinate with pews formerly "rented" by famous Americans such as Washington, Ross, and Franklin, among others. There are graves throughout the inside of the church as well, right down the aisles.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A great tour guide discussed with us the history of the church and its important role political activities of the time. We sat in George Washington's box!

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Christ Church took my breath away to know that some of out founding fathers sat in that church. We were able to sit in the same pew that Ben Franklin and his wife sat in. It was awesome!

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Very good to visit. Exciting to sit in the church pew where George Washington sat. A guide give a pretty good speach about the church and the history.

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

7 of the signer from the declaration of independence/constitution are buried here or nearby including Benjamin Franklin. They know the pews were famous American heros like George Washington and others sat. It really is like taking a personal step back into history

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