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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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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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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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Didn't know much of the history of the church but had a very good tour guide (wished I remembered his name - young artist). Place has a very calming atmosphere

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Didn't know much of the history of the church but had a very good tour guide (wished I remembered his name - young artist). Place has a very calming atmosphere

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Jenison, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here to see the pews were our previous presidents sat. That was interesting to see. Felt a little tacky that there was a gift shop in the entrance way. Also felt the gentlemen providing in the information about the church was almost yelling the crowd.

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful church docent (Tish???) as our personal guide. She was very knowledgeable of both the Church's place in history as well as Philadelphia's. We were able to spend a solid 45 minutes visiting the Church, and went away very impressed. Would make a return visit here before returning to many of the other historical sites in Philadelphia. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were here with a tour group, but the person who spoke to us for about 15 minutes was a gentlemen who is evidently employed by the Church. He was very informative, and willingly answered several questions. It was neat sitting in the same pew once occupied by Ben Franklin. Worth the time for a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

THe kids sat in Benjamin Franklins pew,found out some interesting things about him.It was a pleasant place to stop ,learn something and relax

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a beautiful old church. It was definitely worth seeing and my young daughter got a kick out of the fact that so many of the historical figures that she's learned of actually attended this church.

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Baltimore, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The founding fathers and mothers went to church in this oldest continuously operational church in the u.s. Visit the pews of Ben Franklin, Geo Washington, Betsey Ross and too many more to name here. The church is beautiful - full of light and airy - with large windows and old doors that are opened when weather permits. The folks in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to imagine being uplifted at a graveyard but this is Ben franklins burial site! Would recommend to anyone interested in American history as several other founding fathers reside here as well. Easy trip from independence hall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely church, free, cool peaceful - nothing too exciting in here but nothing bad either - a good place to drop in on while walking the historic sections of Philly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

John B was the very interesting guide who spent some time answering our questions and those of our kids from 9-14. He was great and helped me with my understanding of the relationship of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion and how the Church used to be set up so that the pews with the plaques for Washington and... More 

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