Old Swedes Historic Site

Old Swedes Historic Site serves as a reminder of the early Swedish settlement that once thrived along the Christina River. While visiting this site you will travel through time as you learn about the earliest settlers buried here to some of the people that campaigned for and against Women’s Right to Vote.

Your tour of Old Swedes Historic Site will start inside the Hendrickson House where you will be greeted by a guide from our partners. While inside the building you can ask them for the available stamps for your passport book and explore some of the Swedish style souvenirs available for purchase in their gift shop.The tour continues through the 1638 Burial Ground and includes the 1698 Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church.

Gravestones surround a path leading up to Old Swedes Church.

Fees & Passes

There is no fee to visit Fort Christina, but Old Swedes Historic Site and the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation do charge a small fee. Together, these three sites beautifully illustrate the founding of the New Sweden Colony.

Old Swedes Historic Site is open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00am to 3:00pm with the last tour begining on the hour at 2:00pm. Tours are available by reservation only.You can book your tour by visiting their website: www.oldswedes.org/hours-tours


  • Adult $12
  • Student (6-15) $7
  • Under 6 free
  • Members free
  • Self-Guided Cemetery Tour $5

Old Swedes Historic Site is a partner organization to the National Park Service and does not receive NPS funds. As such, they cannot honor National Parks Annual Passes.


606 N. Church Street, Wilmington DE, 19801



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Contact Information

This site is interpreted by our partners at the Old Swedes Historic Site. For questions regarding tours, special programs, or hours please visit their website or call them at: (302) 652-5629

Last updated: February 7, 2023

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