Photo courtesy of Sharon Rigney
Christ Church Episcopal Philadelphia
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Take a stroll through Franklin Court to get to Christ Church, the first parish in Pennsylvania of the Church of England. This building was the place of worship for colonists like George Washington,... Read More
Take a stroll through Franklin Court to get to Christ Church, the first parish in Pennsylvania of the Church of England. This building was the place of worship for colonists like George Washington, Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin. Still in use today, the late 1700s building is considered one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in the country. The chandelier inside is authentic and was supposedly lit when Benjamin Franklin's daughter was married here. Historical talks and tours of the church and burial ground are offered daily. The venue is free of charge to visit, as are the burial grounds on-site, although donations are certainly appreciated.
- Visitation & Tours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm; Sun 1pm-5pm
- Services: Wed Noon; Sun 9am, 11am
- Suggested donation Adult $3; Student $2
- Free Things to Do: "You can visit the site on your own, but many insist that a guide can add depth and insight into what may just be an old building to some."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Visiting and/or worshipping in the same place as some of the most famous names in American history, free of charge, is simply amazing.