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.

Please note, we will be closed on Sunday, September 27th.

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 >


United Stockholms of America, On view through February 2016

Photograph courtesy of Charlie Bennet

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.

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


The Great Meatball Match Up, October 18th, 4-6pm

Toddler Time: Do You Want to Meet a Reindeer?, October 20th, 10:30am-11:30am

See the Calendar >>

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