The Oldest Church In New Jersey Dates Back To The 1700s And You Need To See It
Did you know that some spots in New Jersey are older than our country itself? It’s incredible to realize that buildings have truly stood the test of time. Among them is the Deerfield Presbyterian Chruch in Bridgeton, New Jersey. It’s one of the oldest churches in the country and remains just as beautiful to this day.
The beautiful Deerfield Presbyterian Church in Upper Deerfield was built in southern New Jersey in the late 1700s. While the exact construction date is debated, most historians agree that the building was completed in 1771.
That means this gorgeous building is more than 250 years old! It's still an active church and considered one of the oldest in the entire country.
New Jersey is packed with so much history that it's hard to keep track of, but this old building has a whole lot to show off to people who are interested in history around the time of the American Revolution.
Much of the interior has been renovated and restored, and walking down the aisle feels like stepping back in time. The congregation still meets here every week.
Outside of the historic church, a beautiful graveyard tells the tale of the area. Gravestones that date back to the 1700s and 1800s are scattered between more modern plots.
This rural church, along with the adjacent cemetery have an almost eerily peaceful atmosphere. It's like you walk through and take in all the historic sites and your worries just wash away.
Take a drive down to Bridgeton and enjoy the view of this gorgeous, historic church that's among the oldest buildings on the East Coast.
You can learn more about the
Deerfield Presbyterian Church on the congregation website, here. Have you ever visited this historic church? Share with us what your experience was like in the comments section!
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Deerfield Presbyterian Church, 530 Old Deerfield Pike, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, USA