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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
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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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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the original mother church of the Anglican Communion in the colonial period.

Christ Church retains the original pews of many of the colonial Anglican membership, yet is still in use as a church today. In the floor are buried a number of the original... read more

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

Christ Church retains the original pews of many of the colonial Anglican membership, yet is still in use as a church today. In the floor are buried a number of the original members, "keeping our fathers and mothers among us".

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is indeed the church where many of the founding fathers worshiped. The cemetery is a true English graveyard and is the final resting place of William Penn and Benjamin Franklin among others. Take the guided tour, you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we walked in the historical district, we decided to take a quick peak inside this famous church. It's still an active church, so be mindful of that. The volunteers working there are so nice and very knowledgeable. You can see the actual pews were our founding fathers sat. We didn't stay too long, but we're really glad we stopped... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The mere fact that the founding fathers prayed there makes this little church already an inspiring place. No need to be religious for that. I have seen hundreds of gorgeous churches in my life all over the world, but this one means much more to me because it was Benjamin Franklin's and George Washington's place of worship. You can see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My mom and I visited during a blistery December afternoon. A school group was receiving a tour during our visit. We slipped onto a back pew and was able to listen to the tour. The church is beautiful and the history amazing. While sitting there I tried to imagine what the neighborhood would have looked like in the late 1600s... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love history, are religious (and even more so if you're an Episcopalian), you will love this venue. There is history oozing out of every step of this church. Plaques in the pews of many presidents and other famous Americans (or colonialists). If you're lucky, you may be able to get some insights from some of the guides and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

sit and pray or dream of a time that has long gone by feel Ben franklin and Willaim penn they are there in spirit!!!!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous church with so much history. You can see the church pews Betsy Ross and George Washington sat in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

To sit in the same pew as George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Betsy Ross--amazing! It also has the first baptismal fount in the USA. Very beautiful in its simplicity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 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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