Old Swedes FoundationOld Swedes Church • Wilimington, DE



Coming Up at Old Swedes

NOW thru December

Sunday, Dec. 11 - Sankta Lucia Celebration
beginning Thursday, Dec. 1 thru Saturday, Dec. 31 - A Swedish Christmas in Hendrickson House. (Old Swedes will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24)
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - SpringFest


Sankta Lucia Celebration

Sunday, December 11, 2016; 1:00 pm and 3:00 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 doors of the church will open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Click here for tickets to the 1 pm performance.
Click here for tickets to the 3 pm performance.


SpringFest 2017

April 2017

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, including archaeology and artifacts, audience-participation storytelling, tours of Delaware’s Tall Ship Kalmar Nyckel, a scavenger hunt and children’s crafts – Build A Boat and Make A Critter, acoustic music, Colonial period demonstrations of cooking and handcrafts, vendors and food trucks. Entrance and most activities free; several at a nominal charge. Locations include First State National Historical Park (Old Swedes Historic Site and Fort Christina); the Kalmar Nyckel and Copeland Maritime Center.


Old Swedes Opening Schedule

Now through December

Old Swedes Historic Site is now open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Wed - Sat. Last tour begins at 3:30 pm.
Group and school tours are always available by appointment: call 302-652-5629.

Upcoming events include:
Sankta Lucia Celebration/Swedish Christmas in December.

Early Closing Dates 2016
Wednesday, November 23 at 2:30 pm
Friday, December 23 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, December 31 at 2:30 pm