The Museum is located in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia, near the sports complex.


Tuesday– Friday:
10am- 4pm


Closed on Mondays and holidays.

During times of inclement weather, please call the museum at (215) 389-1776 to confirm that we are open.

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The Museum today consists of 12 permanent galleries, one changing exhibition gallery, and a library.


The Museum is handicapped accessible. We have two handicap parking spaces on the Pattison Avenue side of the museum.


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The American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia is the oldest Swedish Museum in the United States. Founded in 1926, the Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for more than 80 years. The Museum is a place where Swedes, Swedish-Americans, and people of all nationalities who appreciate Swedish contributions to history, art, architecture, music, science and technology can come together.

Read more about the history of the Museum >



Opening October 21 and on view through March 4, 2018

Walaa, 5, Mar Elias Refugee Camp, Jordan, Photograph by Magnus Wennman

Where the Children Sleep: A Photo Exhibit about Refugee Children in Europe and the Middle East, by Magnus Wennman.

Wheel Fun Rentals

We are happy to announce that we now have a pertnership with Wheel Fun Rentals, and can offer a $5 coupon for their new location in FDR Park. Find the coupon by clicking here.

Read Our Annual Report

See what we have been up to all year, Annual Report FY2016.

Our Mission Statement

The museum recently updated our mission statement and we are excited to share it with you:

The American Swedish Historical Museum welcomes all people to explore cultural identity through the story of Swedes and Scandinavians in America.  The ASHM is a community dedicated to preserving and interpreting material culture, and is alive with celebrations, exhibitions, and learning experiences.

Adopted by the Board of Governors, May 20, 2015

Check Out the Museum Shop

Now you can find your favorite Swedish food items in our Museum Shop. Items Include crisp bread, lingonberry preserve, vanilla sauce, blueberry soup, herring, "Kalles" smoked roe, coffee, a variety of candies and chocolate, plus lots more.

Members enjoy 10% off in the Museum Shop everyday! Looking for a unique gift to share with someone? Give the gift that keeps on giving, a gift membership to ASHM!

Upcoming Events


Toddler Time, October 17, 10:30-11:30am

Where the Children Sleep Opening, October 21

How Can I Help? Fair, October 21, 11am-3pm

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