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Christ Church, Philadelphia

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4.6/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
"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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  • We almost skipped this stop because we wanted to tour another location but we opted for Christ Church! Wow! I would be kicking myself for ages if I knew what I was going to miss had we not attended! T...  read more »
  • Aside from the historical luminaries who worshiped here, the interior is amazing and on a nice day, the windows let in so much light which enhances the experience. There are guides there who are more ...  read more »
  • We stopped in hoping the rain would stop, we sat in same box as George and Martha Washington. Walked around where most of the founding fathers worshiped. So very glad we stopped. William White, founde...  read more »
  • This church is pretty special, you can sit in the same pew as Benjamin Franklin and other names with historical significance. It's one of the oldest churches in America still standing. Expect to be moved, hell you might even shed a tear.
  • 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.
  • So much amazing History. This is a must see when you are in Philly if you are interested in US history.
  • 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!
  • Beautiful church with lots of history, the historians working there are great to talk to.
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