Update: We are now open for visitation every day 11AM to 5PM

Steeple & Skyline Tour

Enjoy our new tour with a close-up look at one of the nation’s most iconic and original 18th century steeples.

Did you know that Christ Church was America’s tallest building
for over five decades?

To this day the Christ Church steeple is an eye-catching landmark in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood. Now we offer you to explore an exterior view of Christ Church’s steeple and the surrounding neighborhood on a guided visit with one of our Educators. While on the roof of our Neighborhood House, you’ll hear about our colonial steeple from its construction to present day.

Walk up 110 stairs to the top of Christ Church Neighborhood House, directly west of the Church, for the best exterior views of the steeple and Old City Philadelphia!

When: Tours offered the first Friday and Saturday of each month (June – October) at 5PM (weather permitting). Please contact Education Coordinator Matthew Havens for tour inquires.

Length: Tours run 20 minutes.

Tickets: Tours are $15/adult and $5/children 12 and under.

Group Size: 1 – 15 people.

Content: Historical topics discussed include architecture, ornamentation, and preservation.

Please review the following information before purchasing tickets:

  • All Christ Church and Christ Church Preservation Trust rules must be followed
  • Prepare for a five-story stair climb, with no air-conditioning or heating
  • This tour is not people with a fear of heights or those with limited mobility
  • Must be at least 10 years of age
  • No high heels or flip-flops
  • Tours are available according to the staff of Christ Church Preservation Trust: not all regular options may be available to at a given time
  • Christ Church or Christ Church Preservation Trust is not responsible for lost or damaged items
  • Tours are subject to cancellation due to poor weather

Hours, Admissions & Pricing

We offer daily talks and tours at Christ Church and the Christ Church Burial Ground.