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.
Please call 215-389-1776 ahead of time to get access to the handicap entrance.


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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 >


Get your motor running! Visit our newest special exhibition, Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America, opening April 12, 2015.

Special exhibitions on view right now, but only for a limited time. Come on in and have a look - they are included in general admission. You can also read more about them on our Special Exhibitions page.

Announcing the CapturingNewSweden Instagram Contest, March 28 thru April 12

ASHM is participating in an upcoming social media scavenger hunt to explore New Sweden Colony sites across the tri-state area. Capturing New Sweden invites you to recruit your kids and grandkids and discover Instagram as you explore history and post your “selfies.”

Sponsored by the New Sweden Alliance, Capturing New Sweden will begin Saturday, March 28 and continue over the course of two weeks until Sunday, April 12. Each participating site throughout the pilgrimage has a clue for visitors to follow to a specific location and snap a “selfie.” Upload your selfies to Instagram, tag @capturingnewsweden, and use the hashtag #newswedenalliance! If you successfully complete the scavenger hunt you will be entered to win a cash prize of $1,000!

For the full list of contest sites and clues to answer, click here, and look here for complete contest rules and instructions to start an Instagram account.

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


Easter Family Fun Day, March 29th, 2pm-4pm

Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America, April 12th, 2-4pm

Toddler Time, April 21st, 10:30am-11:30am

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