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Christ Church

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This church's congregation has included Ben Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross.
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N. 2nd Street at Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
City Centre East
+1 215-922-1695
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I thought this historic church would be worth a visit but was disappointed. The suggested $5 pp donation was definitely not worth the value we got but it is going to sustaining it for future. It is a little distance from the...More

Thank Joyyy
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful [piece of architecture and the docents are attentive and knowledgeable. The church is situated in a full block of buildings, but once you step foot on the grounds and inside the building, you are taken back to another time. The pews...More

Thank Mommy_Sara
Reviewed 5 days ago

Linda was our guide at Christ Church and as a long time parishioner, she was a wealth of information. A friend recommended this free tour and we are so glad we went. This lovely church is seeped in history both past and present. I highly...More

Thank Melissa K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No matter your religion, take time out to visit the oldest church in Philadelphia. The historic significance and original items within the church are amazing. The baptismal fountain is still on load from England from 600 years ago. Tour guides are on duty to tell...More

Thank Leslie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history of some of the signers. My ancestor went here for awhile. Beautiful architecture

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In keeping with its puritanical past, the church is functional, serene and very tranquil to the soul. In addition, we were extremely lucky as a lady who spent some time at Worcester College in Oxford studying art history took a liking to us and spent...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church dates from 1695 and has had many notable worshippers in its congregation. Ben Franklin is interred in the burial yard. The church follows the Episcopalian tradition, the inheritor of the Anglican tradition in Americas. It has played a prominent role in the life...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in and out in about 5 minutes. The staff wasn't interested in explaining anything because they were getting ready for a large school group that was getting ready to enter. You could definitely pass on this and not miss a thing.

Thank Taji B
Reviewed 12 August 2018

There is a small, recommended donation box for visitors. If a docent is on site, they can give wonderful history about the church and it's former, historical members. Small gift shop in lobby as well.

Thank jhsmith95
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a little out of the way from the other attractions but if you're looking to take a walk, stop by. Two signers of the declaration, Morris and Wilson, are buried here. Admission is free and they have docents who answer questions and tell...More

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Response from Carol S | Reviewed this property |
I don't have an exact address, but as you can see in previous posts, Google is your best friend! As for touring it on your own, yes! I don't recall if they even have formal tours, but there was a caretaker (or a very nice... More