Founded in 1695, Christ Church is a national shrine and an active Episcopal parish. It gives inspiration and hope today as it did to the founding fathers centuries ago.
Christ Church and Christ Church Burial Ground highlight over 320 years of American history. Together, they welcome 250,000 tourists annually, making Christ Church among the ten most frequently visited sites in the Philadelphia region.
A visit to Christ Church will enhance your understanding of our nation’s history and its relevance to the present. See and feel historical artifacts while listening to many stories on the themes of religious tolerance and the freedom of religion.
Guides infuse this resonance into their tours and talks, linking tales of early American lives with the interests of visitors who can sit in the pews of George Washington, Benjamin Rush and Sally Franklin Bache.