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City Sightseeing Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"Immerse yourself in one of the most historic cities in the US on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of Philadelphia. From the open-top double-decker bus you can enjoy 360-degree views of Philly and hop off when you want to visit any attractions.Listen to informative onboard commentary about the culture architecture and history of Philadelphia when you're on the loop which takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Buses run every 30 minutes. See below for a full list of the 27 stops.Perhaps visit the landmark house where Betsy Ross lived when she made the first American flag during the American Revolution. Becom or learn about early American law at the Eastern State Penitentiary a prison established in 1829. Kids will enjoy the Please Touch Museum and Philadelphia Zoo
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Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Full-Day Pass
"Discover one of the most historic cities in the U.S. on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Philadelphia. Experience the city's rich and legendary sights at your own pace with 360-degree panoramic views. Board an open-top double decker bus at any of the 27 stops around Philadelphia. Along the way enjoy live narration from your guide who will share interesting stories and facts about the city's most popular attractions and historic landmarks. This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour allows you customize your itinerary and experience the Philadelphia's history heritage and culture at your own pace.Hop-on hop-off tour stops include: Independence Visitor Center Betsey Ross House United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave National Constitution Center Chinatown ""
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Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Full-Day Pass
"Discover one of the most historic cities in the U.S. on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Philadelphia. Experience the city's rich and legendary sights at your own pace with 360-degree panoramic views. Board an open-top double decker bus at any of the 27 stops around Philadelphia. Along the way enjoy live narration from your guide who will share interesting stories and facts about the city's most popular attractions and historic landmarks. This hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour allows you customize your itinerary and experience the Philadelphia's history heritage and culture at your own pace.Hop-on hop-off tour stops include: Independence Visitor Center Betsey Ross House United States Mint/Ben Franklin's Grave National Constitution Center Chinatown ""
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Christ Church Tips (23)

Ben Franklin's Grave

Ben Franklin's Grave is located in the Christ Church cemetery, one of Philadelphia's earliest cemeteries dating from 1719. In addition to Franklin, four other signers of the declaration of...
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Jim_Eliason
Aug 18, 2016

Christ Church - The Nation's First Church

Christ Church was founded in 1695 as an extension of the Church of England. The church building opened in 1727 as a small brick structure. The structure here today was built in 1744. The steeple came...
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blueskyjohn
Dec 03, 2015

Christ Church & Burial Grounds

Christ Church was founded in 1695 (as an Anglican Church). It still survives today and just about every famous person who lived or passed through Philadelphia seems to have worshipped here. The church...
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MatthewMetcalfe
Feb 13, 2008

Christ Church

Many American cities were founded on religious ideas. For example, Boston was founded by Puritans and Salt Lake City was founded by Mormons. Philadelphia was founded by a Quaker on the idea of...
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dmarino622
Jan 31, 2007

Where The Revolutionary Leaders Worshiped

Christ Church has had a rich history from its original founding in the late 1600's to the present day. The original building was a wood and brick structure. The current structure, begun in 1727 and is...
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VeronicaG
Jan 07, 2007

Christ Church - A Special Landmark of Philadelphia

Christ Church is where colonial patriots, loyalists, and heroes worshipped including Betsy Ross, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin. Our own long-ago ancestor, Patrick Gordon, who was the second...
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ringleader
Oct 08, 2006

Christ Church and Burial Ground

A beautiful old cemetary that is home to the graves of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Benjamen Franklin (one of my son's heros). Everywhere, I read that entry fees were by...
charrie
Jul 11, 2006

Philly's A-List Worshipped Here

Imagine going to church and sitting next to Benjamin Franklin. A few pews from George Washington. Hey, there's Betsy Ross. If you went to Christ Church in the late 18th century, you may very well have...
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spgood301
Mar 07, 2006

Christ Church on the outside

The beautiful simplicity of Christ Church is evident on the outside too. What struck me the most, though, was the spire. It was, for 75 years, the tallest structure in Philadelphia, if not the whole...
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spgood301
Mar 04, 2006

Celebrated Christ Church

Unlike the City Tavern, Christ Church is an authentic structure from the Colonial period, standing here since 1744, and for a long time the tallest structure in the Colonies. George Washington and his...
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mrclay2000
Jan 07, 2006

Ben Franklin's Grave

Along with a handful of other signers of the Declaration of Independence, Ben Franklin is buried in Philadelphia at the Christ Church Burial Ground, a corner plot cemetery actually a few blocks from...
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mrclay2000
Dec 28, 2005

Franky baby

Few Philadelphians can pass 5th and Arch streets without throwing a good-luck penny through the grates of Christ Church Burial Ground onto Ben Franklin's graveNo other town burying its great man, ever...
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heitzenrater
May 31, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Christ Church

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Betsy Ross House

The Betsy Ross House is a landmark in Philadelphia and the site where the seamstress and flag-maker Betsy Ross lived when she sewed the first American Flag from around 1752 to 1836. The origins of...
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Penn's Landing

This is a must for any military history buff. A rare look and navel technology of the time between sail and modern fleets. Well maintained and not altered to suit tourist, as it should be. But no...
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Washington Square

Washington Square is one of the original five squares planned out by William Penn and his surveyor Thomas Holme in the plan for the city of Philadelphia in 1682. The square was first called Southeast...
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Olde City

On a nice evening, especially a Friday evening, its nice to come to this part of town to just stroll around. Its full of little restaurants ( all kinds) , stores, coffee places, icecream , desert...
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Elfreth's Alley

This is a small alley way on the north side of Elfreth's Alley. It is easy to walk past as I did and only noticed it when walking back up Elfreth's toward 2nd Street. There is only three homes down...
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Independence Visitor Center

The first floor of the visitor center is divided into three main areas. When entering from the north, you are immediately greeting by a number of sales kiosks of local tour companies trying to sell...
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  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 09:00 to 18:00
  • Tuesday 09:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday 09:00 to 18:00
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  • Friday 09:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 18:00

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