St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Tours and Activities
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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is a still-functioning historic church in the Society Hill area of downtown Philadelphia. First built around 1760, the building itself is on the National Register of Historic Places, and its unique design has the altar on the one end and an elevated pulpit on the other, so there’s is no front or back to the church. The church was built as an expansion to the nearby Christ Church, and many founding fathers worshipped in both locations, including George and Martha Washington.
St Peter’s Episcopal Church is located on the east side of Philadelphia, a 10-minute walk from Independence Mall. As an active and operating church, St. Peter’s is open daily, but be mindful if church services are in session. Guides are available every weekend, from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturdays, and from 1 to 3 pm on Sundays.
Address: 313 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA, USA 19106, USA
Hours: Daily 8am-4pm, Open till Dusk in Summer
2 Tours and Activities to Experience St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
Dare to visit more than 20 of Philadelphia’s scariest sites on this ghoulish 75-minute, outdoor walking adventure. From the legendary ghosts of Independence Hall to the paranormal on Pine Street, this Spirits of ’76 Ghost Tour explores Philadelphia’s haunted facts and folklore. Experience the city’s monuments by moonlight and listen to spooky stories. Travel the cobblestone streets of Old City and see famous film locations from big screen thrillers ‘The Sixth Sense’ and ‘National Treasure.’
On the Colonial Era Streets and Historic Architecture Tour, you will learn the origin stories of several of the oldest buildings in Philadelphia. See Independence Hall - a beautifully proportioned building of perfect architectural balance and symmetry that is more evocative of a country house than an urban structure. A similarly outstanding building is Powell House, built in 1765 and elaborately refurbished by its second owner Samuel Powel (1738–1793) and often described as the "finest Georgian row house in the city". George Washington, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin were frequent house guests in this grand pile and would attend Sunday morning services at St. Peter’s, a historic Episcopal church, and our next port of call. At each turn on the route, your guide will share stories of the old buildings, the preservation efforts that went into keeping the structure, and the way the city is telling its founding story.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are St. Peter’s Episcopal Church hours of operation?
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church hours of operation: Daily 8am-4pm, Open till Dusk in Summer. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience St. Peter’s Episcopal Church?
The best ways to experience St. Peter’s Episcopal Church are:
- Haunted Philadelphia: Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour
- Private Architectural Walking Tour of Colonial Philadelphia
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