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Old Swedes Historic Foundation


The Old Swedes Foundation a non profit, educational organization that promotes the understanding of the history of the Old Swedes Historic Site and its relationship in colonial Delaware Valley history. Come and explore the site as we share the stories of New Sweden, New Amsterdam and the era of William Penn through the history of the Hendrickson House, Old Swedes Church, and burial grounds. Now in its fourth century, Old Swedes Church plays a relevant and significant role in illustrating and interpreting the heritage of our state and nation.

The Old Swedes Historic Site is located on a ten acre pastoral setting in downtown Wilmington, just minutes from the Amtrak Station and the Riverfront. Within our site are 2 historic properties, a labyrinth, over 370 year old burial grounds with historic markers, research library, photo archives, museum shop, and administrative offices. To become a member or contribute to the preservation of this National Historical Landmark view the member and support page.

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