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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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  • If you're in Philadelphia, you can't help but be immersed in history. But don't miss Christ Church. There are very helpful docents who love recounting the history of this wonderful church. You can sit...  more »
  • Famous families had reserved pews in the church, and you can sit where they sat each Sunday. Worth a visit to see the church and visit the famous people in the church cemetery.  more »
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  • A must-see when you're in downtown Philadelphia. It helps to have a tour guide, and they are sometimes available. But this site has enough history to put it right behind the Pennsylvania state house in terms of must see.
  • Beautifully well preserved church and associated grave yard. It was amazing to read the epitaphs and history around many of the people entombed here. The tomb stones varied from simple stones to very ornate works of stone workmanship.

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