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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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  • You get to see 5 of the founding fathers graves. One of them is Benjamin Franklin. $4 admission, a bit pricy but it is worth it. The United States doing mint is right across the street.  more »
  • After coming back from a historical tour in Philly with so many amazing places we visited, I asked my ten year old daughter what was her favorite experience, and she said Christ Church. Not only is it...  more »
  • Christ Church was founded in 1695. In 1754 when the steeple was constructed it was the tallest building in North America at the time, at 60 meters (Benjamin Franklin raised money for the tower and ste...  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.