Old Swedes FoundationOld Swedes Church • Wilimington, DE

Experience Life in the New Sweden Colony
and the New Nation...

Hendrickson House and Burial Grounds

Hendrickson House and Burial Grounds

Welcome to Old Swedes Historic Site! Located near the landing site of the first Swedish settlers in the Delaware Valley, Old Swedes Foundation offers tours of Old Swedes Church, the Burial Grounds, and the historic Hendrickson House museum. Come visit us and see what life was like in the New Sweden Colony under the Swedish, Dutch, English, and American flags. Learn more about life in the Delaware colony in the years leading up to the American Revolution, and how it came to be known as The First State.

We invite you to meander the labyrinth, and churchyard paths, where visitors can discover gravestones that relate four hundred years of American history. Visit us today and take a tour of the 1698-1699 church and the 18th century farmhouse where the story of the New Sweden Colony and its descendants comes alive!

Historic Site Winter Hours

January - February 2019

Old Swedes Historic Site is closed during the months of January and February. Individual tours may be booked in January and February with seven days' notice.
Questions about tours, research or the gift shop? Please call the office Tuesday through Friday, 10 am - 4 pm, 302-652-5629 or email admin@oldswedes.org.

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Volunteers - come one come all!

Saturday, March 2, 10 am- noon Monday, April 15, 10 am - noon

Volunteer Open House

Old Swedes Historic Site is looking to grow its team of volunteers! Join us on Saturday, March 2 or Monday, April 15 from 10 am -12 noon for an informative open house for individuals interested in volunteering. Come look around the site, meet our team, and learn more about how you can get involved with this fascinating piece of history.
Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP at least 3 days in advance by calling (302) 652-5629 or emailing Jane Conlon at programs@oldswedes.org.

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