Experience Life in the New Sweden Colony
and the New Nation...
Hendrickson House and Burial Grounds
Welcome to the 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 1690s farmhouse where the story of the New Sweden Colony and its descendants comes alive!
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Ghosts in the Graveyard
Saturday, October 18 and October 25, 2014; 6:30pm - 9:00pm
During the 19th Century, stories about graveyard hauntings were whispered in the parlors, taverns and shops of Wilmington with hushed excitement. Some of these tales have never been successfully refuted. Join us for Ghosts in the Graveyard and see if you can solve the mystery of the late night bell ringing at Old Swedes Church.
Soldiers, Belles & Statesmen: The Civil War Walking Tour of Old Swedes Burial Ground
Tours Saturday, Nov. 1, 11 am and 1 pm
$5 Old Swedes/DHS members; $10 General Public
Reservations: 602-652-5629 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Swedish Christmas
Beginning December 4, 2014; 10:00am - 4:00pm
Visit the Hendrickson House Wednesday through Saturday to experience Christmas Swedish style with traditional decorations and tours that focus on how the settlers of New Sweden would have celebrated the holidays.