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Christ Church, Philadelphia

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#5 of 29 in Historic Sites in 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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  • We enjoyed hearing about the history of the church from our guide. We were able to see where Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Betsy Ross sat. The Church is an active church today, and is curr...  more »
  • An awesome church and the grounds in general. Just walking around the property is a sight to see. On the corner of the Church graveyard is Ben Franklins grave. I could be seen from the side walk and l...  more »
  • To think this is one of the churches where George Washington and Betsy Ross attended, its a pretty humbling moment. This church is also know as the grave site for Ben Franklin HOWEVER wheta we diod no...  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.
  • Peaceful experience amist the BUSY CITY! I was in awe of the place!
  • Impressive and still holding services. George Washington, Betsy Ross, Lafayette, all attended here.
  • A beautiful church, that is both a hollowed place and a thriving, worshipping community.
  • I used to come here when I was a child loved it and can't wait to visit again

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