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 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 descendents comes alive!

Nominated for BEST City Tour, BEST Museum

Please place your vote by August 31, 2014

Please help show your support by visiting the News Journal 2014 Readers' Choice web site to vote for the Old Swedes Foundation along with your other favorite businesses and organizations in Wilmington, Delaware. Old Swedes has been nominated in the BEST City Tour and BEST Museum categories. Thank you from the Old Swedes Foundation staff, volunteers and members!

Please click on the Readers' Choice 2014 badge to vote


A Swedish Christmas

December 4-28, 2013; 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.