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


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Philadelphia, PA 19106


(215) 389-1513

Contact Us