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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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  • Must visit in the historic district for more information regarding the founding fathers. Many of their graves in the yard. 
  • 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 fathe...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • So much amazing History. This is a must see when you are in Philly if you are interested in US history.
  • Wonderful piece of history. There are free tours and if you're there at the right time you can attend a service, which you should.
  • Spectacular historic church. Be sure to go inside and see the original candelabra and baptism font said to have been used to baptize William Penn before being sent to the colonies for the then Anglican church. Clear glass makes for extra pleasure on a sunny day.
  • Quite simply one of the most amazing churches in the United States. Christ Church is a beautiful church with a very welcoming congregation and some amazing history. My wife and I were married at Christ Church by Reverend Richardson and had a great experience. We love this church and attend service as often as we can!
  • Gorgeous historical church.