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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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  • And Penn's landing is a good Church near Elfreth, eye-catching red brick and white tower. It was a beautiful white décor.
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  • historical and beautiful. A must see for history buffs. The baptismal was brought over from England and you can sit in George Washington's pew. Delightful  more »
  • A very interesting place to learn not only by its structure but by the history that has and important characters of USA that are part of the same.
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  • The Rector, Tim Safford, doesn't believe in the physical Resurrection of Christ nor the Virgin birth. How he can be a priest in a Christian church is beyond my understanding!
  • Beautiful church, standing on dead people is not bad. It is an honor for all of us.
  • Amazing Experience. It is truly awesome to sit in a pew that once belonged to Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross, George Washington, or John Adams. I felt a unique and personal connection to our history.
  • 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.
  • Neil was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Definitely made my visit much more engaged and enjoyable!

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