Old Swedes Historic Site

606 N. Church St., Wilmington, DE 19801 - United States




Step Into History at Old Swedes Historic Site!

This National Historic Landmark is the place to discover the unique history of the New Sweden Colony, founded 1638. The site features the oldest church building in the US still in active use: Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church (1698-99), a Burial Ground established in 1638, and an historic Swedish farm house built in the early 1700s.

Touring the site, you’ll learn about life in the Delaware Colony under the Swedish, Dutch, English and American flags, peruse the gravestones and hear the stories of notable - and ordinary - individuals in the Burial Ground, and gain insights into the lives of our early settler ancestors in the 17th century Hendrickson House.

Old Swedes Church is now a part of First State National Historical Park, along with its neighbor Fort Christina.


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