Old Swedes FoundationOld Swedes Church • Wilimington, DE

Visitor Information

 

Location

606 Church Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302-652-5629

 

Hours

March

Wednesday through Friday: 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
(to arrange morning tours, please call for an appointment)

April through December
Wednesday through Saturday: 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

January & February
By appointment only

 

Archives/Research Library

March through December
Saturday:11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Wednesday through Friday: By appointment between 11:00 AM until 3:30 PM

 

Closed To The Public

Dec 24th through 26th; New Year's Day; May 11th; July 4th; Thanksgiving and the Friday after Thanksgiving.

 

Admission

Adults: $4.00
Children 6 thourgh 12: $2.00
Children 5 & under: Free

 

Museum Shop Information

    The gift shop is located in the Hendrickson House and carries a variety of items:
  • Books about Delaware and the history of the New Sweden Colony
  • New Sweden and Swedish Holiday Tradition books for children
  • Classic Toys for children
  • Swedish Holiday Decor
  • Framed black & white drawings of the Old Swedes Church and Hendrickson House
  • Porceline Blue and White Ornament of Old Swedes Church
  • Notecards, straw ornaments, and stocking stuffers
 

Parking

Free parking available in the cobblestone parking area adjacent to the Hendrickson House. Enter from Church Street. On-street parking available on 7th Street.

 

Map & Directions

Heading North from Newark, DE and Baltimore: Take I-95 North towards Wilmington. Exit at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard; continue on this road for 1 mile. After passing in front of the AMTRAK station, continue straight to stop light, continue straight onto Front Street. (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard becomes Front Street after crossing over Walnut Street) Continue on Front Street, which turns into Church at the bend in the road. Continue on Church Street, at stop light cross over 4th Street, continue straight on Church Street. Continue on Church Street for @ 1½ blocks, parking for Old Swedes Church will be on the right in cobblestone parking light. Do not make a right onto 7th Street.

Heading South from Philadelphia: Take I-95 South towards Wilmington, DE. Exit at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Once off the interstate, go straight to first stop light. Turn left onto Fourth Street; continue on 4th Street for about 1 mile. Turn left onto Church Street. Continue on Church Street for @ 1½ blocks, parking for Old Swedes Church will be on the right in cobblestone parking light. Do not make a right onto 7th Street. Enter grounds through gate located next to the Hendrickson House Museum.

Map of Downtown Wilmington