Old Swedes FoundationOld Swedes Church • Wilimington, DE

Memberships & Support


Membership Information

Discover the past and preserve the future by becoming a member of the Old Swedes Foundation.

    As a member of the Old Swedes Foundation your support:
  • Preserves the Old Swedes Historic Site - Old Swedes Church and burial grounds, a national historic landmark and Hendrickson House
  • Provides innovative educational programming for students and adults that include school tours, weekend family programs, walking tours, and workshops
  • Preserves and restores the grave markers and the burial grounds

Click here to join Old Swedes Foundation by using our on-line registration form. You can also print out the PDF form and mail it to: Old Swedes Foundation, 606 Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 or fax it to 302-652-8615.

    All members receive:
  • Year-round free admission to the Old Swedes Historic Site - Old Swedes Church, Hendrickson House, and Burial Grounds
  • Research Library - onsite access at no charge
  • 10% discount on all purchases
  • Two Guest Passes
  • Newsletter
  • Discounts and invitations on selected activities, lectures, and special events

Membership Levels

  • $35 - Individual
    Full membership privileges for one, one membership card
  • $55 - Family
    Full privileges for one or two adults and their children or grandchildren under 18 in household, (two membership cards). New members at the Family Level receive the limited-edition Old Swedes ornament.
  • $100 - Contributor
    All Family Member benefits, plus:
    Two additional guest passes (total of four)
  • $175 - Cornerstone
    All Family Member benefits, plus:
    Limited edition, numbered print of Old Swedes Church signed by artist James Tevebaugh. Suitable for framing, the print is 24" x 24".
    A percentage of Cornerstone dues goes directly to preservation projects at Old Swedes
  • $250 - Patron
    All Family Member benefits, plus:
    Four additional guest passes (total of six)
    Additional 5% discount on all purchases (total of 15%)
  • $500 - Benefactor
    All Family Member benefits, plus:
    Four additional guest passes (total of six)
    Additional 5% discount on all purchases (total of 15%)
    Larry Anderson print of Old Swedes Church
    Two tickets to 'Ghosts in the Graveyard'
    Private Director's Tour

Membership in Old Swedes Historic Site is a truly unique gift for your friends and family.


Annual Fund

A gift of general support allows the Board of Managers to direct your gift where the foundation needs it most. You can make a one-time gift, or you can pledge to make a larger gift by spreading the payments over several months or a year. Contact us for questions or assistance in planning a meaningful gift. Download Form


Memorial & Honorary Gifts

Gifts in Honor or Memory

For over 315 years, the Old Swedes Church has been and is a popular site for weddings and baptisms. That is a lot of weddings! Need a unique gift for that special anniversary, wedding or birthday celebration. A gift to the Old Swedes Foundation in the name of a special family member or friend assists with preserving this historic site. It is a gift that truly keeps on giving! All recipients of honorary gifts will receive a certificate in honor of their special celebration. Download Form

Memorial Gifts

You may also want to remember someone who found the Old Swedes Church to be a special place in his or her lifetime with a memorial gift. Memorial gifts are listed in the Foundationís newsletter and an acknowledgement letter will be sent to the family or friends that you designate.Download Form


Matching Gifts / Planned Giving

Matching Gifts

Many corporations encourage their employees, directors, and retirees to join them in charitable giving. Matching gifts increase the value of your donation. Additionally, they are an important source of revenue for the Old Swedes Foundation.

In three simple steps, your gift will be matched. Just

  1. request a matching gift form from your employer,
  2. complete the donor section,
  3. send it along with your donation to us.

We will do the rest and notify you when the matching gift is received.

Planned Giving

There are many different ways that you can make a meaningful gift to the Old Swedes Foundation. Planned giving enables donors to give generously while maintaining financial security. Some of the tax-deductible ways you can support the Old Swedes Historic Site include: bequests, gifts of securities, trust, life income gifts, and life insurance and retirement plans. Contact us for more information on specific plans.


Contact Us

For more information or to make a tax deductible contribution to the Old Swedes Foundation please donate online; call the directorís office at 302-652-5622; or write to...

Old Swedes Foundation
Directorís Office
606 Church Street
Wilmington, DE 19801