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“Historic 1698 Church in Wilmington”
Review of Old Swedes Church

Old Swedes Church
Ranked #28 of 73 things to do in Wilmington
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Owner description: 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 in the New Sweden Colony under the Swedish, Dutch, English, and American flags. Learn more about life in the Delaware colony in the years leading up to the American Revolution, and how it came to be known as The First State. We invite you to meander the labyrinth, and churchyard paths, where visitors can discover gravestones that relate four hundred years of American history. Visit us today and take a tour of the 1698-1699 church and the 1690s farmhouse where the story of the New Sweden Colony and its descendants comes alive!
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We were visting the area and stopped at this historic church near the river in Wilmington. The church was built in 1698 by the Swedes who controlled the area at that time. It is an interesting small church with lovely stained glass windows and the oldest pulpit in the US. Around the church is a large burial grounds with many historic markers. The church and the 1690 Hendricks House can be seen with a guided tour for a donation of $5. The church is still in use and has weekly services and scheduled concerts during the year. There is a small parking lot near the church.

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