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Christ Church

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Address: N. 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number:
+1 215-922-1695
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Historical faith preserved

What a privilege to set in the seats of our founding fathers. Privately funded so see and support today

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lowell B
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What a privilege to set in the seats of our founding fathers. Privately funded so see and support today

Thank Lowell B
Dunlap, IL
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very interesting (and free) stop for your Philly visit. Interesting commentary by the guides. It was neat to sit in the pew where George Washington worshiped, and the Penn family, and Betsy Ross... The grounds are immaculate. When we visited, there were renovations going on and you could see the original brickwork of the church, last seen in the 1700s... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Choir was practicing, made it really neat. Find a volunteer to give you some history. Construction going on in the back to put in new refurbished pipe organ. Neat place to visit and think about who has attended church here, George Washington for one. Biggest negative was the surrounding area, lots of homeless trying to hustle a buck, sometimes very... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and church and historical cemetery. After contemplating inside , visit Ben Franklin's final resting place. Volunteer guides are friendly and informative.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 669 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group of Cathlic high school students from NY. This beautiful church, rich in history was part of our tour. It even had a graveyard.

Thank Wanda C
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were renovating the grave due to water damage while we were there so the entrance fee to the graveyard was one dollar instead of two dollars. The kiosk for entrance actually had some unique tourist things to buy

Thank Clint V
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very beautiful, very peaceful. Worth coming in just to sit and have a think. If you go on a day with a volunteer guide, you will learn quite a bit about the church's history and a little about Philadelphia history. There is a baptismal font from London that is from the Middle ages.

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Mason City, NE
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Christ Church is the oldest continuous congregation in America. The building remains well taken care of and the organ sounds fantastic. Much great history here, including the founding of the American Sunday School Union by Bishop White, now called InFaith.

Thank John L
DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This graveyard hosts the grave site of Benjamin Franklin. Unfortunately I was unable to view his site due to reconstruction being done on his gravestone. However, there are several other signers of the Declaration of Independence in this yard and others.

Thank Brandi M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful church with a glimpse of the past in its graveyard. Not just Ben Franklin's grave, but the graves of young children that remind you how difficult that life had been. A must see for certain, if only to see the graves and wonder about the stories they hold. You should definitly read the epitaphs!

Thank Lucy K

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