• Gloria Dei Church yard

    Gloria Dei Church

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Outdoor Activities

The bronze church bell was cast in 1806, its clapper is one which was used inside the old bell that pealed at the log cabin church over three hundred years ago. Many flags adorn the front of the building - the Episcopal Church's flag, the Swedish and American flags, and one reportedly designed by Benjamin Franklin prior to the Revolutionary War.

Buried in the cemetery are numerous members of George Washington's army, as well as the famous naturalist Alexander Wilson (the "Father of American Ornithology"). A black granite memorial honoring John Hanson (who served as the first elected president of the Continental Congress under the ratified Articles of Confederation in 1782-1783). can also be found in the cemetery.

Cemetery Guide - Who's buried where?

Did You Know?