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.