Philadelphia was in the eyes of the world this week as the site of the Democratic National Convention. It is a city known for its rich history. There are many historical places in Philly that visitors may visit for free. One of them is Old Swedes Church in 916 S Swanson St. Officially, it is named Gloria Dei, but known locally as Old Swedes.
The church opened in the 1700’s. It continues to function as a church and the cemetery in Old Swedes hosts revolutionary war heroes.