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Historic Christ Church
Second & Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 215-922-1695
Fax: 215-922-3578

For a true taste of America's religious history, look no further than Christ Church. Founded in 1695, it was the first parish of the Church of England in PA & later became famous for the Revolutionary-era leaders who worshiped there. Historians of numerous backgrounds have conducted in-depth research on the establishment, recognizing the important components of American life and history reflected in its background. The church's burial ground has also earned the distinction of one of America's most interesting Colonial and Revolution-era graveyards, as it is the final resting place of many leaders including Benjamin FranklinĀ & four other signers of the Declaration of Independence. The church is still an active church andĀ is one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in America. Informative talks by Christ Church's historians are given throughtout the day.

Facility Amenities: Free Admission, Gift Shop
General Information: Dates Closed: Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Dec. 25 and Mon. and Tues. in Jan. and Feb., Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sun. 1 - 5 p.m.
Guest Information: Family-friendly, Groups Welcome
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Photo by Tom Crane
Photo by Tom Crane