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Old Swedes Church

Opens in 6 min: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Family tree outing

From developing a family tree we had found out that Charles Springer was our 7th great grandfather... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Allentown, Pennsylvania
LOADED with History!

What a marvelous treasure of "Old World meets New World" history! The church is still in... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Wilmington, Delaware
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Located near the landing site of the first Swedish settlers in the Delaware Valley, Old Swedes Historic Site offers tours of Old Swedes Church, the Burial Grounds, and the historic Hendrickson House museum. Come visit us and see what life was like...more
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606 N Church St, Wilmington, DE 19801-4421
+1 302-652-5629
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

From developing a family tree we had found out that Charles Springer was our 7th great grandfather and that he was one of the wardens of the Old Swedes Church. Our families met at the Hendrickson house and were given a 3 hour tour of...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

What a marvelous treasure of "Old World meets New World" history! The church is still in operation, too. I find cemeteries intriguing--especially VERY old ones, so I probably spent more time than most would need to allot.

Thank KDB11_42
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I went here with my mom and the tour guide gave us a personal tour. She had lots of information about the history of the building, the people the area. I learned a lot. One of Wilmington's best kept secrets. This church is still active...More

1  Thank turquoiseblue2017
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I had the exact same experience as the reviewer Sarah from Sept. 3rd. I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED TO YOU!!! I can not say this firm enough.... DO... NOT... COME... HERE!!! 1. IT IS IN A HORRIBLE GHETTO NEIGHBORHOOD. 2. Fun fact: IT"S NEXT DOOR TO...More

3  Thank mrjim7
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Old Swedes was founded by the first settlers of what is now Wilmington, Delaware. It is near the river where the first settlers arrived and began a community. It is a beautiful small church with many fine features, including a Tiffany stained glass window in...More

1  Thank richardcarvel
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Well I can only speak for myself, but I enjoy these types of places. The church has history dripping from the steeple to the basement. Personally, I love the cemetary because when you wander around, the gravestones tell it all; some so old, they are...More

Thank Michele D
Reviewed 4 September 2017

So we tried to stop here and tour the grounds only to be disappointed. We pulled into the very obscure parking lot (very little signage and no indication of its affiliation with the NPS) and followed the sign which read "open" only to find the...More

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 19 May 2017

This historical church is still a place of worship now by an Episcopal congregation. It is a simple ,tranquil Holy place surrounded by a well kept cemetery.One of the oldest edifices in Wilmington.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 13 December 2016

It looks like a simple site outside, but when you go inside, you see much more. There is much history here, and there is a great staff running the place.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great history and a beautiful church! In today's hustle and bustle world,it is nice to step back and reset yourself! Great well cared for cemetery stones and a beautiful spot!

Thank Heather L
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