Old Swedes Historic Site

ATTENTION: Our partners at Old Swedes Historic Site have reopened for outdoor tours by reservation. Please visit their website for the most up to date information.

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 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.

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.


606 N. Church Street, Wilmington DE, 19801



Hours of Operation


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: June 23, 2021

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New Castle Court House Museum
Attn: First State NHP
211 Delaware Street

New Castle , DE 19720


If you need to speak to a park ranger call our ranger station at (302-478-2769) and someone will return your call as soon as possible. For a more immediate response, please email the park at firststate@nps.gov.

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