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The Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site is located at 916 S. Swanson Street in South Philadelphia. It sits near the Delaware River between the Benjamin Franklin and Walt Whitman bridges, approximately 1.5 miles from the Independence Visitor Center in the Historic District. Many visitors to the site find it easiest to arrive by motor vehicle. Read more about the directions.

Gloria Dei is an active religious congregation, and home to the parish minister. Religious services are held on Sundays at 10am. Please visit the church's website for more information about services.

Currently, the church building is closed except for Sunday services. The grounds and churchyard are open from sunup to sundown. In pre-COVID days, regular operating hours were Tuesday through Sunday from 9am to 4pm, except during services.

The site has limited accessibility. The sanctuary is fully accessible for those with mobility challenges, but the cemetery is not accessible. There are no accessible restrooms located at the site.

Last updated: April 20, 2021

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

Philadelphia, PA 19106



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