Fort Christina Park Summer

  • June 1, 2018 - September 2, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Fort Christina Park
Wilmington, DE 19801
Contact: (302) 429-7447
Admission: Admission is free and open to the public

Marks the approximate location where a group of Swedish and Finnish colonists from the ships Kalmar Nyckel and Fogel Grip landed on a natural wharf of rocks in 1638. Named Fort Christina after the then 12-year-old queen of Sweden, it was the first Swedish settlement in America and the first permanent non-native settlement in Delaware. The landmark is owned by the state of Delaware and administered by the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs.
In addition to its regular hours(Tues-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun noon-4pm), the landmark will be open on Labor Day (Sept. 3) from 10am-4pm. 

The park is next door to the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard.  Come enjoy a guided toru, some fishing or enjoy a picnic lunch by the river.

Fort Christina Park Summer
  • Fort Christina Park
  • Wilmington, DE 19801
  • to
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Marks the approximate location where a group of Swedish and Finnish colonists from the ships Kalmar Nyckel and Fogel Grip landed on a natural wharf of rocks in 1638. Named Fort Christina after the