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
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      • Tavro Thirteen
        0.1 MI
        856-467-8413
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      • Botto's Italian Line Restaurant
        0.2 MI
        856-467-1570
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      • Vesuvio Ristorante
        0.2 MI
        856-467-6262
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      • Great Wall
        0.8 MI
        856-241-8988
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      • Swedesboro Diner
        1.2 MI
        856-467-0301
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      • Blueplate Restaurant
        4.6 MI
        856-478-2112
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      • Wagon Wheel Restaurant
        7.0 MI
        856-769-2427
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    •  Lodging

      • Hampton Inn Swedesboro
        3.0 MI
        856-467-6200
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      • The Candle House Inn
        3.0 MI
        856-981-9443
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      • Holiday Inn Philadelphia S - Swedesboro
        4.1 MI
        856-467-3322
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      • Philadelphia South/Clarksboro KOA
        5.3 MI
        856-423-6677
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      • Game Creek Hunting Farms & Cabin
        7.5 MI
        856-769-0035
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      • Oldman's Creek Campground
        8.0 MI
        856-478-4502
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      • Best Western West Deptford Inn
        8.5 MI
        856-848-4111
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      • Four Seasons Family Campground
        9.2 MI
        856-769-3635
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    •  Activities

      • Murphy's Farm Market
        1.2 MI
        856-381-6151
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      • In the Village
        1.4 MI
        856-241-1218
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      • DiBella Winery
        1.6 MI
        609-221-6201
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      • S&S Auction
        3.6 MI
        856-467-3778
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      • Holtzhauser Farms
        3.8 MI
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      • Cedarvale Winery
        4.0 MI
        856-467-3088
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      • Wagonhouse Winery
        4.2 MI
        856-408-1401
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      • Amish Market
        4.4 MI
        856-478-4300
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    •  Events

      • Gloucester County 4-H Fair
        Jul. 28-31, 2024
        5.8 MI
        856-224-8040
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      • Glassboro Craft Beer Festival
        Sep. 21, 2024
        13.2 MI
        267-566-0844
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      • Spanish American War Weekend
        Jun. 24-25, 2024
        16.4 MI
        856-935-3218
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      • Annual Haddon Twp. Summer Solstice Music Festival
        Jun. 21, 2024
        17.1 MI
        856-854-1176
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      • Annual Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival
        Jul. 13-14, 2024
        17.2 MI
        215-843-4462
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      • Jersey Gay Pride OUT in the Park Festival
        Sep. 8, 2024
        19.5 MI
        856-248-0332
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      • Flamy Grant Pride Concert
        Jun. 22, 2024
        24.1 MI
        856-235-1180
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      •   Dining

        Mama Francesca Pizzeria & Trattoria
        0.1 MI
        856-467-5020
        View >
      •   Dining

        Tavro Thirteen
        0.1 MI
        856-467-8413
        View >
      •   Dining

        Botto's Italian Line Restaurant
        0.2 MI
        856-467-1570
        View >
      •   Dining

        Vesuvio Ristorante
        0.2 MI
        856-467-6262
        View >
      •   Dining

        Great Wall
        0.8 MI
        856-241-8988
        View >
      •   Activities

        Murphy's Farm Market
        1.2 MI
        856-381-6151
        View >
      •   Dining

        Swedesboro Diner
        1.2 MI
        856-467-0301
        View >
      •   Activities

        In the Village
        1.4 MI
        856-241-1218
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