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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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  • This is a nice place to have a seat and enjoy the solitude in a busy city. The church itself is beautiful and the church yard is a beautiful place to walk through. The suggested donation is $5 but you...  more »
  • I sat in George Washingtons pew. I sat where Ben Franklin sat. The story of the church is very interesting. There is a staff member that tells you about the church and will answer questions. You can s...  more »
  • Christ Church and the surrounding graveyard was a must see. We sat in the pews where George Washington and Ben Franklin families sat. We visit Ben Franklin's grave sight, and threw a few pennies for g...  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.