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Christ Church, Philadelphia

"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. Arrange to visit Christ Church and other attractions in Philadelphia using our Philadelphia online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Walked down to Christ Church and wanted to see the graves, there are 6 signers of the Declaration of Independence. We were not able to go inside due to a service going on at the time. We had a nice, c...  more »
  • OH THE HISTORY!!! This was my absolute favorite place to visit in Philadelphia! the men (and their families) who are buried here was astounding! The way they persevered in founding our country, even t...  more »
  • And Penn's landing is a good Church near Elfreth, eye-catching red brick and white tower. It was a beautiful white décor.
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  • The Rector, Tim Safford, doesn't believe in the physical Resurrection of Christ nor the Virgin birth. How he can be a priest in a Christian church is beyond my understanding!
  • Beautiful church, standing on dead people is not bad. It is an honor for all of us.
  • Amazing Experience. It is truly awesome to sit in a pew that once belonged to Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, George Washington, or John Adams. I felt a unique and personal connection to our history.
  • 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.
  • Neil was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely made my visit much more engaged and enjoyable!
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