Frequently Asked Questions

Is Gloria Dei an active church?
Yes, visit the church's website for more information.

Are there any famous people buried in the cemetery?
Yes, you'll find the graves of artist James Peale and naturalist Alexander Wilson.

How old is the church?
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church dates back to the early 1700s.

Is there an official National Park Service unigrid map for this site?
No, there is no official NPS map.

Is it possible to walk from Independence Hall to Gloria Dei?
It is quite a distance from Independence Hall. Public transportation may be a better option.

What sort of genealogical records does the church keep?
Please contact the church directly for questions of genealogy.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

c/o Independence National Historical Park
143 S. Third Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Phone:

(215) 389-1513
Use this number to contact the rector of the church for information and visiting hours.

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