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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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  • September 30, 2017
    The sun shining through the large windows showed off the interior of the church at its best. An attractive building inside and out. Sat in Benjamin Franklin's family pew while an official guide walked...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    We went to the church on our way to the cemetery and the docents were wonderful at explaining the place and importance of this church and which folks attended. At the cemetery Courtney gave us a wonde...  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    This church whose Founding Fathers are quite literally the Foundation of the Church (they are buried in and around the building) is such a wonderful place. You can sit in the exact pew where George Wa...  more »
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  • June 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    Peaceful experience amist the BUSY CITY! I was in awe of the place!
  • May 13, 2017
    Impressive and still holding services. George Washington, Betsy Ross, Lafayette, all attended here.
  • June 24, 2017
    A beautiful church, that is both a hollowed place and a thriving, worshipping community.
  • April 22, 2017
    I used to come here when I was a child loved it and can't wait to visit again

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