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 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 18th century farmhouse where the story of the New Sweden Colony and its descendants comes alive!

Visitor Services Opportunities


The Old Swedes Foundation seeks visitor services representatives to conduct tours of our unique historic property, Old Swedes Historic Site, March through December. Guides will be trained in leading tours and will learn the history of the site and the area; commitment to at least one six-hour shift/week required. Hourly rate.

Additionally, Old Swedes seeks a Visitor Services Coordinator.

For a full description of job duties and qualifications we seek, see: Job Description

To apply, send resume and letter of interest describing related experience or why Old Swedes Historic Site appeals to you to: Rebecca L. Wilson, Executive Director, 606 N. Church St. Wilmington, DE 19801 or email: admin@oldswedes.org.