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“Little Hard to Find”

Old St. Joseph's Church
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Ranked #186 of 445 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: A colonial-style church that deliberately took on an unassuming look in order to avoid attracting anti-Catholic sentiments.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 621 helpful votes
“Little Hard to Find”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

This place does not scream church and is a bit hidden away from sight. Other than that it was worth a quick stop to see. The old original gate from the church yard was exceptional and the interior, while small was very well maintained. I do believe that the church was rebuilt at some point, but is still old and historical

Visited December 2013
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“A Quite and Holy Place”
Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

Although it is only minutes from the Independence Park, this "hidden" church is not really visited. Located in a residence yard, you can't easily recognise it, but once you step in, you will be instantly surrounded in a warm and sacred atmosphere. Being the earlist catholic chirch in Philly, it is worth a visit if you have time.

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