Though William Penn left the Anglican Church to become a Quaker, he practiced religious tolerance. The Anglicans built this ... More
Christ Church in Philadelphia
Though William Penn left the Anglican Church to become a Quaker, he practiced religious tolerance. The Anglicans built this 1727-44 beautiful structure, based on Christopher Wren's designs in London. There are still services on Sundays and holy days, plus architectural tours. George Washington's seat is marked by a plaque. The Christ Church burial ground , the final resting place of Benjamin Franklin and his family, is at the corner of 5th and Arch Streets.
Initially chartered in 1791 to combat the debt the United States had incurred from the war with Great Britain, the
First Bank of the United States created uniform currency for the 13 original states. This brainchild of then Treasury ...
The Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church is the only remaining Colonial Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, and has an interesting history.
Old Pine's first Pastor, George Duffield, served as chaplain to the First Continental Congress in 1774 and, with many ...
Congregation Mikveh Israel was founded in 1740 and is the second oldest congregation in the United States. Benjamin Franklin contributed
to the building fund and a letter that George Washington wrote to the Congregation can be viewed when you ...