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 >


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.

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


An Evening with Joe Hill, November 19th, 6:30pm

Lucia Rehearsals, November 21st, 2-4pm

Julbord, December 4th, 6:30pm

Lucia Fest, December 5th, 11:30am-4:30pm

Toddler Time, December 15th, 10:30am-11:30am

See the Calendar >>

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