Old Swedes FoundationOld Swedes Church • Wilimington, DE



Coming Up at Old Swedes

NOW thru December

Saturday, Sept. 24 - Find us at Art on the Green, the 46th Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Historic New Castle, Delaware.
Also on Saturday, Sept. 24, Museum Day Live! sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. Old Swedes is proud to be a participating museum. Click here for tickets

Two Saturdays, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 - 'Ghosts in the Graveyard'
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


Ghosts in the Graveyard

Saturdays, October 15 & 22, 2016

During the 19th Century, stories of 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. Hour-long tours begin on the half-hour.
Adults: $10, Students age 12-17: $6. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A ticket is required for children age 6 and older.
Call 302-652-5629, or purchase securely through Paypal:

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Sankta Lucia Celebration

Sunday, December 11, 2016; 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 doors of the church will open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Tickets will be available online.


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:
'Ghosts in the Graveyard' Oct. 15 & 22;
Sankta Lucia Celebration/Swedish Christmas in December.