Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site

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Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church National Historic Site

Address:Columbus Blvd & Christian St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Phone:215-389-1513
Fax:215-597-1416
Web: www.nps.gov/glde/
Size: 3.7 acres.
Established: Designated on November 17, 1942.
Location:Along the Delaware River between the Benjamin Franklin and Walt Whitman bridges, 0.5 miles south of Penn's Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Facilities:Gloria Dei is an active religious congregation, and is home to the parish minister.
Special Features:Founded in 1677, Gloria Dei is the second oldest Swedish church in the United States and oldest church in Pennsylvania. The present structure, a splendid example of 17th-century Swedish church architecture, was built between 1698 and 1700. The Church is maintained by its congregation and contains important historic relics and artifacts.

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