Christ Church

20 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106-4592- Map It
(215) 922-1695

AAA Editor Notes

Christ Church (Episcopal), on 2nd St. between Market and Arch sts. within Independence National Historical Park, was the house of worship of 15 signers of the Declaration of Independence. Brass plaques mark the pews once occupied by Benjamin Franklin, Betsy Ross and George Washington. The 1727 structure typifies early Georgian architecture. It has one of the oldest Palladian windows in North America. It also contains the font from which William Penn was baptized in 1644 in London. Christ Church Burial Ground, 5th and Arch streets, contains the graves of Benjamin Franklin and four other signers of the Declaration of Independence. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.
Church by donation. Burial ground admission $2; $1 (ages 5-16). Guided tour (includes Burial Ground) $5; $2 (ages 5-16).
Hours: Church Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5, Mar.-Dec.; Wed.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5, rest of year. Services Sun. at 9 and 11 a.m., Wed. at noon. Burial ground (weather permitting) Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon-4, Mar.-Nov.; Fri.-Sat. noon-4, in Dec. Burial ground guided tours depart every 15 minutes; last tour departs at 3:30. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas.