Christ Church1581 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 20 N American St, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1215-9221695
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
This beautiful Georgian building plays much of a role in the development of American history as any other building in the city. Built in 1727 as the first Episcopal Church with the intent that it should be the greatest Church in the colonies, the Church has hosted in its congregation 15 signers of the Declaration of Independence. Other members include Benjamin Franklin, George Washington and Betsy Ross. This grand history and architecture draws over quarter a million guests through the Church’s doors every year. A tree-shaded brick path, a small park and a cobblestone alley cradle this historical gem. Do take the guided tours; the guides are extremely knowledgeable, passionate and tend to make the history of the place come alive for you – so it’s especially a treat for any children you might bring along. The place is charm and gravitas rolled in one. If nothing else, it’s an excellent break from the bustling Philly city.
Entrance Ticket Details For Christ Church
- Burial Grounds are charges at USD 1 and USD 2 for adult and child respectively.
How to Reach Christ Church
- 5th St Metro Station, Buses on Market Street and Chestnut Street
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44.94% of people who visit Philadelphia include Christ Church in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
66.82% of people start their Christ Church visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Christ Church
84.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Christ Church
Christ Church Reviews & Ratings
When we were visiting Philadelphia we wanted to find the grave of Benjamin Franklin. Near Independence Hall is Christ Church Graveyard. Franklin is buried near the fence, you can see the grave without entering the graveyard. If you want to enter there is a nominal charge, something like 3 bucks per person. Inside there are 4 or 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence. Either way probably not worth the entry fee.
This is a cool place to see history. 5 signers of the declaration of independence including Ben Franklin. But they also have old head stones that date back to 1721. You can walk on the grass. You can look but dont touch these old stones. It is only 3 dollars to enter and 8 if you want a tour.
$3 to get in, worth the cost. Lots of historical figures laid to rest here, including Benjamin Franklin, and 4 other signers of the Declaration of Independence. Would definitely recommend checking this place out if you're from out of town, like myself!
Ben Franklin's resting place and that of many other historical figures.
Stopped in here to visit this historic cemetery and visit Ben Franklin's grave. Very interesting experience.