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Address: N. 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 215-922-1695
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and...

This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross.

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Piece of history. Worth a visit.

The amount of "oldest" "first" "highest" "biggest" that Christ Church has claim to is simply huge. The list of famous parishioners is also large. The architecture is interesting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The amount of "oldest" "first" "highest" "biggest" that Christ Church has claim to is simply huge. The list of famous parishioners is also large. The architecture is interesting and unfamiliar to a European used to either older or more modern churches. The guides at Christ Church were friendly and very informative.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While visiting the Old City be sure to stop by this church. You can view Washington's and Franklin's pews. You can stand in a place other than Independence Hall where the signers of the Declaration of Independence also gathered. It is a beautiful church and resting place of original signers. Not much has changed since the late 18th century. A... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This beautiful church is very historic and played a big role in the lives of our Founding Father, yet I think it is often overlooked, either because of it's location (entrance down a small side street) or perhaps because it's a church. It should be a stop for anyone with an interest in 18th C Philadelphia/American history or an interest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Where better to spend an hour on a lovely autumnal Saturday afternoon in old Philadelphia than in Christ Church, the church of America's first President. The church itself was quiet but we were warmly greeted by a lady who turned out to be one of the informal guides at the church. We had rung before to be advised that there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my favorite place in historic Philadelphia. Pews are marked with plaques noting the historic figure who sat there. It was amazing and surreal for me to sit in the same pew that George Washington, Benjamin Franklin sat for church. The church has changed little over 300 years. I recommend you visit when in historic Philadelphia!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the church where many of our founding fathers gathered to worship. It's not all original, but this chuyrch is beautifully maintained, contains many interesting plaques, grave stones, and is drenched in US history. No fee, but a donation is requested and often there will be guides to explain what you see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a history buff in any way, shape or form. Seeing the place of worship of the early residents, founding fathers of the US was a rooting experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Any time during the day Christ Church, founded on this site in the Old City of Philadelphia in 1695 as a parish of the Church of England, is an oasis of calm. If the sun shines through the large windows one might believe that this congregation with its neat rows of pews and reverential commemorative plaques on the walls had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This simple but beautiful church was the center of much of the movement that lead to declaration of independence and to the move to remove slavery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So this church, where Franklin and Washington worshipped during the colonial period is a must see for American history lovers. Before we begin, just know there is a churchyard here but it is not the one where Franklin is buried, that is three blocks over. That shouldn't stop you from exploring this burial ground, as many other important figures are... More 

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