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Old Swedes Cemetery,  a.k.a. Gloria Dei Burial Ground - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Old Swedes Cemetery, a.k.a. Gloria Dei Burial Ground - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 Old Swedes Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Old Swedes Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Located at: 

916 S. Swanson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Phone: 215-389-1513
Email: info@old-swedes.org

Website: www.old-swedes.org

 Sign at entrance to Old Swedes Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sign at entrance to Old Swedes Cemetery. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About:

Old Swedes Cemetery in Philadelphia is located along Columbus Boulevard at Christian Street, though the official address is 916 S. Swanson Street.

The church is considered the oldest in Pennsylvania. It was built in 1698 by early Swedish settlers and is a national historic site overseen by the National Park Service.

Visitors are welcome. You might be able to find free parking on the neighborhood streets, but look for the signs to know the restrictions. The Philadelphia Parking Authority is extremely aggressive with ticketing.

This site is a 20 to 30 minute walk from Independence Hall.

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