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Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church was built between 1698 - 1700 and is the oldest church in Pennsylvania. The Swedes preceded the English to this part of America, arriving here in 1646. For nearly two centuries, this church was a mission of the Church of Sweden. As Swedes were absorbed into the general American population, Gloria Dei became English speaking and was admitted into the Episcopal church in 1845. The Church is owned and maintained by its congregation and contains important historic relics and artifacts. Revolutionary War patriots John Hansen, president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation, John Morton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and five of General Washington's officers rest in the churchyard burial ground.

Location: Christian St, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Telephone 215-389-1513

Other History nearby:
(Philadelphia) American Swedish Historical Museum
(New Castle) Amstel House
(Philadelphia) B Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
(Princeton) Bainbridge House
(Tuckerton) Barnegat Bay Decoy and Baymen's Museum
(Barnegat) Barnegat Historical Society Heritage

10/31 Coming to The Philadelphia area
Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival Atlantic City NJ April5-6 Over 90 different breweries from around the corner and across the country will showcase their unique libations.
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National Cherry Blossom Festival Washington DC March20-April14 The nation’s greatest springtime celebration unites for four spectacular weekends including the Cherry Blossom Parade.
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Galena Dogwood Festival Galena MD May4 The annual Galena Dogwood Festival is will take place throughout Galena. The parade will have a War of 1812 theme.
Dover Days Festival Dover DE May3-5 As one of the longest running festivals in the state of Delaware, Dover Days dates back to 1933. What started as a garden tour staged by the Dover Garden Club, has now become an annual time to remember First State heritage with community spirit and an entertaining festival of family events.