Old Swedes Trinity Episcopal Church

Old Swedes Trinity Episcopal Church

1208 Kings Hwy.
Swedesboro, NJ 08085
 856-467-1227
  • Overview

    Georgian church built in 1784 next to two historic cemeteries.

    Established in 1703 by the Swedish Lutheran Church an affiliation with the newly formed American Episcopal church began in 1789 as Trinity Episcopal “Old Swedes” Church. The pastor at the time, The Rev. John Croes, later became the first Episcopal Bishop of New Jersey.

    The current Colonial church with box pews and Palladian windows was built by the local clergy and parishioners in 1784. The beautiful grounds and peacefully shaded cemeteries date back to the mid-1600s.

    The new cemetery, founded in 1829, is the burial site for Gov. Charles C. Stratton, the first freely elected governor in the State of New Jersey and Brigadier Gen. and Medal of Honor Recipient Louis Henry Carpenter, Commander of the Buffalo Soldiers, 10th U.S. Cavalry.

    An original log cabin dating from the 1640s, one of the very oldest in the United States, is in the churchyard. Records indicate that it was used extensively as a stop on the Underground Rail Road.
  • Amenities

    • Free Admission
  • Nearby:

    •  Dining

      • Mama Francesca Pizzeria & Trattoria
        0.1 MI
        856-467-5020 View >
      • Tavro Thirteen
        0.1 MI
        856-467-2052 View >
      • Botto's Italian Line Restaurant
        0.2 MI
        856-467-1570 View >
      • Vesuvio Ristorante
        0.2 MI
        856-467-6262 View >
      • Great Wall
        0.8 MI
        856-241-8988 View >
      • Swedesboro Diner
        1.2 MI
        856-467-0301 View >
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    •  Lodging

      • Hampton Inn, Swedesboro Philadelphia
        2.8 MI
        856-467-6200 View >
      • Holiday Inn, Philadelphia S./Swedesboro
        3.0 MI
        856-467-3322 View >
      • The Candle House Inn
        3.0 MI
        856-981-9443 View >
      • Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA
        5.5 MI
        856-423-6677 View >
      • Game Creek Hunting Farms & Cabin
        7.5 MI
        856-769-0035 View >
      • Oldman's Creek Campground
        8.0 MI
        856-478-4502 View >
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    •  Activities

      • Murphy's Farm Market
        1.2 MI
        856-381-6151 View >
      • In the Village
        1.4 MI
        856-241-1218 View >
      • DiBella Winery
        1.6 MI
        609-221-6201 View >
      • S&S Auction
        3.6 MI
        856-467-3778 View >
      • Holtzhauser Farms
        3.8 MI
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      • Cedarvale Winery
        4.0 MI
        856-467-3088 View >
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