Join the Historic Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Preservation Corporation on Sunday, Sep. 18, for a historical guided tour of Philadelphia’s Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, led by historian and archivist Jeanette Woehr.
It is easy to image the past when you visit Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church. Located on nearly five acres of green space, this national historic site predates the arrival of William Penn and the founding of Pennsylvania. The present day church was built between 1698 and 1700 to serve a parish of European settlers who lived along the banks of the Schuylkill and Delaware rivers. Today it serves as a link to a nearly forgotten history. Woehr will describe the history of this church, from its founding to the present day, and talk about many important historical figures who worshipped here or are buried in the graveyard.
Tour participants will meet inside the church building at 1:30 pm. The tour should take about an hour. The tour will be limited to 35 people; if more apply, the organizers will consider repeating the event on a date to be determined. Rain or Shine. Tickets are $15 each.