Old Swedes FoundationOld Swedes Church • Wilimington, DE



A Swedish Christmas

December 4-23, 27-31 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.
Closed: December 24, 25, 26.


Sankta Lucia Celebration

Sunday, December 7, 2014; 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm

Join us for a traditional celebration of the Feast Day of Sankta Lucia, a holiday that is still marked by light and music in Sweden today. The Delaware Swedish Colonial Society sponsors the annual December celebration of Sankta Lucia at Old Swedes Church. The Hendrickson House Museum, decorated for a Swedish Christmas will be open for tours and shopping from Noon - 5:00 pm. The doors of the church will open 30 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets are $10 Adults, $5 Children and available online (click here).

Contact Ingrid McAllister - 302-378-2661 (home)or 302-373-0736 (cell) or email: immcallist@aol.com


Colonists' Day

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Celebrate the 376th founding of the New Sweden colony with a day of festivities: featuring colonial period artisan demonstrations; Fiddlers; Performance by the Imagination Players; "Sven Skute: The Scapegoat of New Sweden"; 30 plus exhibitors, Swedish Food, Crafts and Games, activities for all ages at four different sites along the 7th Street Peninsula.

Admission: Free

Caffe Gelato will be serving gelato and sandwiches from Noon - 3:00pm

4 Venues
Fort Christina Park, 1122 East Seventh Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Old Swedes Historic Site, 606 N. Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
New Sweden Centre, 1124 East Seventh Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Highway of Ministries Church, 901 East 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801


Ghosts in the Graveyard

Saturday, October 17 and October 24, 2015; 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.

Reservations required
Call 302-652-5629, email programs@oldswedes.org

Hour-long tours begin on the half-hour.
Adults: $10, Students age 12-17: $6.