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St. Peter's Episcopal Church

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Mar 29, 2019
“Cemetery tour by phone”
Mar 24, 2019
“Quiet park off the beaten path ”
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Red-brick Episcopal church that was originally built as an alternative to Christ Church, which was deemed too muddy for "fine gentlemen and beautiful belles".
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313 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4299
City Center East
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Reviewed March 29, 2019

This church was at first pro-Britain but eventually came around. The story behind colonial personages buried in the cemetery is worth a visit - and very easy, free,

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Janet L
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

This may be a church cemetery turned into park open to the public at daytime, but it doesn’t make creepy or anything like that - these are historic graves, next to beautiful church, tall towering trees, and a quiet surrounding off the beaten path. There...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

A veritable who's who of burial sites, from former VP to James K Polk to many others. Highly recommended

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank bookman1995
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Located in historic, old-town Philadelphia, this church is gorgeous. Lovely cemetery with green space that people are welcome to walk through. Beautiful architecture inside, with a unique high altar. There is a bit of a 'baby step' to get into the church, so wheelchairs might...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank EleanorF270
Reviewed March 22, 2016

St Peter's is a very nice church, even if it is kind of a weird one. The altar is under the organ at one end of the church, and the pulpit is at the other. Therefore, the pews face both ways. The church is also...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed October 12, 2015

As a special part of our conference, we enjoyed a guided tour through the small historical cemetery and church.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Sarah B
Reviewed May 26, 2015

St Peter's is only a little younger than the more famous nearby Christ Church--also built in the Colonial era, it has retained its box pews. It has a spectacular wineglass pulpit , and because William White was Rector of both Christ Church and St Peter's,...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed April 25, 2015

A beautiful neighborhood on its own, we had a lovely walk on a sunny Sunday morning, stopping into all the historic cemeteries. St. Peter's in particular has a wonderful tour audio tour that you can follow. Many historic figures buried here, including several from the...More

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank 1AnnieEliza
Reviewed December 17, 2014

beautiful walled grounds and cemetery. lots of famous early philadelphians went here. free admission

Date of experience: December 2014
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Reviewed January 31, 2012

This elegant and historic church has been well maintained and is used on a daily bases. It is situated in the heart of the Society Hill neighborhood. The cemetery has been featured in several feature films.

Date of experience: December 2011
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