Philadelphia Sights

Old St. Mary's Church

  • 252 S. 4th St. Map It
  • Society Hill
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

The city's second-oldest Catholic church, circa 1763, became its first cathedral when the archdiocese was formed in 1810. A Gothic-style facade was added in 1880; the interior was redone in 1979. The stained-glass windows, a ceiling mural of St. Mary, and brass chandeliers that hung in the Founders Room of Independence Hall until 1967 are highlights. Commodore John Barry, a Revolutionary War naval hero, and other famous Philadelphians are buried in the small churchyard.

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252 S. 4th St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–4; mass Sat. 4:30, Sun. 10

Published 02/01/2016


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