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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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  • Wow! Gorgeous old church. They told us NOT to step on people's graves/names, but it's hard to when they are down the entire aisle going up/down to front of church! SMALL PEWS; big people can't sit in ...  more »
  • This is an awesome church to visit. The historical value alone is great. The surrounding gardens were very peaceful for us to stop and rest for awhile during our walking tour of Philly.  more »
  • My boyfriend and I took the Grim Philly's Sightseeing & Serial Killers Tour. One of our stops was Christ Church * Christ Church Cemetary. Bob, our guide was awesome! He was full of interesting info as...  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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