Philadelphia’s second Catholic Church houses notable graves.
Built in 1763 to provide additional space for Old St. Joseph’s Church, it eventually became its own parish and then Philadelphia’s first Catholic cathedral. The parish cemetery contains the grave of Commodore John Barry, founder of the U.S. Navy, and other patriots. George Washington and John Adams both attended service here and marveled at the visual and musical splendor.
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