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It's where New Sweden began - a National Landmark and now part of First State National Historical Park in Delaware.
Visitors from around the world seek out Old Swedes Church to experience and explore the only surviving structure from the first Swedish settlement along the banks of the Christina River. Dating from 1698, Old Swedes Church, the 17th c. Hendrickson House, and the 1638 Burial Ground are open for tours Wednesday through Saturday 10 am-4 pm.
Learn about the Swedish settlers who arrived in 1638 to establish the Colony of New Sweden; experience life in a typical Colonial Swedish farm house; view the final resting place of some of Delaware’s most notable citizens and discover their stories.
Reservations requested: Call 302-652-5629; email: email@example.com. Adults $5; children $2. Tours free for members. Not a member? Join here: http://oldswedes.org/donations-and-memberships/