Before Philadelphia was created, there was a village named Wicaco. Before William Penn, the Swedes were here, building log homes and a church they named Gloria Dei. Affectionately referred to as 'Old Swedes', the memory of the long-vanished Swedish settlers is not forgotten in this unique place. Now over 300 years old, Gloria Dei is Pennsylvania's oldest church.
Pets are not allowed in the church or on the grounds. They are only allowed on the sidewalk and paved areas outside the church.