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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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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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Historic Colonial Style Church

When you step inside you feel serenity. The church has a simple elegance. Additionally, there is a small outside area behind the church with benches where you can enjoy a respite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When you step inside you feel serenity. The church has a simple elegance. Additionally, there is a small outside area behind the church with benches where you can enjoy a respite under the shade from the trees. There are also a number of old tombs in this space.

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Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Colonial-era Church is classically beautiful! Just two blocks north of Chestnut street, this is a must-see venue for any history buff. Spend an hour to see this silent beauty.

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church is very simple . The interior is denuded. I did not see anything interesting. The exterior was more interesting with its red bricks. What more can i say. I was not impressed.

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Aix-les-Bains, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is interesting to visit this place while remebering what happen at that time and think about all important people who pass by that place.

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South Weber, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go and see the church. We saw a pew similar to the style that Benjamin Franklin would have worn. They have volunteer guides to answer questions. I loved the baptismal font that includes a silver bowl made by the same silversmith that made the inkwell for the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Philip Syng. Such amazing history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Christ Church is well worth the time to visit. It is lovely and a rich historic experience into the spirituality of the founding fathers.

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Philadelphia, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute and historic little place but not much to see. There was a guy giving tours and information, but he was too talkative. It was nice to take a peek, since we were passing by

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Any trip to philly's old city should include christ's church. It was the country's first episcopalian church, and many of our founding fathers and mothers had their own pew in it. There are plaques on the pews so you can see who sat in what pew. They used to rent pews for church, so it's neat sitting in Ben franklins... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful history! The staff is very knowledgeable and giving of their time. Tour is free but they do ask for a donation. Go ahead and give it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Christ Church is a few blocks away from the other historic sites of Philadelphia, but it is well worth the walk. The high church pews and huge white interior are beautiful. We walked up and down the aisles and sat in the pew George Washington used. After leaving we sat down with a story teller outside on a bench. She... More 

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