Christ Church Preservation Trust

Updated
9 Jun 2017

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Christ Church. Photo by JJ Tiziou.

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Christ Church. Photo by JJ Tiziou.

Christ Church Preservation Trust supports the preservation, restoration, and maintenance of three historic sites: Christ Church, Christ Church Neighborhood House, and Christ Church Burial Ground. A National Historic Landmark, Christ Church’s parishioners included significant historical figures including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Betsy Ross, and John Adams. The site welcomes over 250,000 visitors annually, making it one of the top 10 most frequently visited sites in the Philadelphia region. In addition to site preservation and interpretation, the Trust's Neighborhood House program operates a performance venue in its namesake building and serves as a catalyst for the arts across the entire church campus. In 2017, the Trust received Center support to commission a new composition by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), to activate its historic campus and celebrate the installation of a new custom-built pipe organ.