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Old Swedes Historic Site

Map606 N Church St
Wilmington, DE 19801
  • History Museums & Sites


The nation's oldest continuously operating house of worship is the latest addition to the First State National Historical Park in Delaware. Visitors seek out Old Swedes Church to experience and explore the only surviving structure from the first Swedish settlement along the banks of the Christina River.

Learn about the Swedish settlers who arrived on the banks of the Christina River in 1638 to establish the Colony of New Sweden; experience life in a typical Colonial Swedish farm house and view the graves of some of Delaware’s most notable citizens and discover their stories.

Cost Cutter

FREE admission Sept. 22, 2018 during Museum Day Live

Additional Information:

County: DE - New Castle County
Ages: Elementary School Age
Middle School & Teens
Offers Field Trips?: no
Parties: no
Free/Discounted Museum Days: Museum Day Live

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