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Christ Church, Philadelphia

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"The Nation's Church" also known as Christ Church was the first Protestant Episcopal church in the U.S. This National Historic Landmark was founded in 1695, but the construction of this structure didn't begin until 1727. The church's steeple was built in 1754 and, at 60 m (197 ft) high, was actually the tallest building on the continent at the time. Take in the structure's famous colonial craftsmanship and 18th-century architecture. Step inside the church, which hosted 15 signers of the Declaration of Independence in its congregation, among other historical figures. Add Christ Church to your Philadelphia travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Philadelphia travel itinerary planner.
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  • This church is an architectural masterpiece. The outside is as lovely as the inside. It is located in the heart of the city and also on the on/off tour.  more »
  • It church building itself is very pretty. Don't miss the plaque on the wall of the some pews. It inscribes the location of it occupants.  more »
  • With one of the free maps we picked up at the Independence Visitor Center, we located Christ Church and went inside. A beautiful Church with so much history. A Must See!  more »
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  • Vey informative tours by friendly volunteers. You can sit in the pews of Benjamin Franklin or George Washington. Great place to get oriented to the history of the city. Tours are free although donations accepted.
  • Impressive and still holding services. George Washington, Betsy Ross, Lafayette, all attended here.
  • I used to come here when I was a child loved it and can't wait to visit again
  • The history of this place is incredible. I really didn't know much about it before I went there and read the signs. Then seeing the grave sites and seeing who was buried there was incredible.
  • Full of history. Great tour guide!