Things To Do

Look For...

  • Models of the ships Fogel Grip and Kalmar Nyckel, which are suspended from the church's ceiling

  • A few items that remain from the log church in Tinicum, including the baptismal font, the golden sprays on the lectern and pulpit, and the cherubim below the organ

  • A fine carving of the angel Gabriel (commonly found in Swedish churches)

  • The bronze church bell that was cast in 1806 - its clapper was used inside the old bell that pealed at the log cabin church over three hundred years ago

  • The flags that 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


  • The cemetery and find the graves of:

Numerous members of George Washington's army

The naturalist Alexander Wilson, known today as the "Father of American Ornithology"

Early American painter and portrait artist James Peale


Last updated: January 26, 2015

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

Philadelphia, PA 19106



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