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Christ Church

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Address: N. 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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+1 215-922-1695
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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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Great historic location

We were on a walking tour and someone recommended this. Very interesting and a great historic tour from the tour guide. Most of the founding fathers attended this church during... read more

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Spokane, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were on a walking tour and someone recommended this. Very interesting and a great historic tour from the tour guide. Most of the founding fathers attended this church during the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Christ Church was the place of worship for many of the Founding Fathers. their names are on the pews. But the real treat for me was the man behind the counter at the front desk. He was the historian for Christ Church. He was full of interesting history. He pointed me to a book on the fate of the colonials... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited Christ Church in February 2017. It is a key church in historic Pennsylvania. In the time of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington it was the tallest structure in Philadelphia. The inside of the church is very well-preserved and very interesting. The highlight is Pew 58 where George Washington sat when he attended Sunday mass.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This can be a quick stop, but well worth checking out. Besides being a beautiful building, it is full of history with very knowledgeable staff to answer all of your questions. It is surreal to sit in the exact pew that George Washington sat in so many many years ago. There are many other founding fathers that have pews there... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to visit just as a service began. It was quite an experience to be so involved in the experience just as our fore-fathers before us. Where they sat and prayed and reflected. Plus a small gift shop is always a plus for me :)

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It would be a shame to miss the church when it's so close to the Independence Hall park. Lovely setting.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Christ Church is a must see when visiting Philadelphia. It is where the founding fathers went to pray. The Church itself is a small but beautiful building on N 2nd St between Market & Arch. The staff here are both knowledgeable and passionate. Make sure that you ask them about the church. They do also run conducted tours for groups,... More 

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Union, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of visiting this historic church where George Washington, Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross and others) worshipped. I was part of a private tour this time but I have been there and enjoyed the public tour in the past. This historic church has an unbelievable community outreach effort operated out of the Neighborhood House behind the church. The... More 

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Stafford, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here during a historic walking tour and spent about 30-minutes inside. Our tour guide turned us over to a church historian. He spoke to the history of the church and spoke about Philadelphia history too. He was very informative. They have donation bins at the main entrance if you wish to give.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Must visit in the historic district for more information regarding the founding fathers. Many of their graves in the yard.

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