Old Swedes FoundationOld Swedes Church • Wilimington, DE



SpringFest 2017

April 30, 2017 Noon - 4 pm

Experience the rich historical heritage of the 7th Street Peninsula and the Colonial-era cultures of the Lenni Lenape, Swedes, Finns, Dutch and English. An afternoon of fun and learning for the whole family.

Noon - festivities begin with the Landing Ceremony at Fort Christina Park; performance by The Lenape Drum Group and Dancers.
1 - 4 pm:
Tours of Copeland Maritime Center; children's crafts and games; crafters and exhibitors on hand with a variety of demonstrations from candle making to weaving. Vendors and music all afternoon.
at Old Swedes Historic Site: archaeology dig and artifact exploration, audience-participation storytelling with Alfie Moss, scavenger hunt and children's crafts; live music, demonstration of open-hearth Swedish cooking and handcrafts; vendors, food trucks.

Entrance and most activities free; several at a nominal charge. Water Taxi departs from Kalmar Nyckel dock offering rides on the Christina River, 1-4 pm.
Locations include First State National Historical Park (Old Swedes Historic Site and Fort Christina); the Kalmar Nyckel and Copeland Maritime Center; a free shuttle bus will provide transportation among the locations.

For more information, email Old Swedes Historic Site.


Old Swedes Opening Schedule

Open for the season!

Old Swedes Historic Site is now open 1:00 - 4:00 pm Wed - Fri. and 10 am - 4 pm Saturdays through March. Last tour begins at 3:30 pm.
Morning, group and school tours are always available by appointment: call 302-652-5629.