The American Swedish Historical Museum offers a variety of educational programs for all audiences. From school programs, to Swedish language classes to Swedish genealogy, the Museum has something for learners of all ages. 

Education Programs for Adults

Genealogy Sessions

If you have Swedish ancestors that emigrated to North America, our Genealogy Club can help you get started on researching your family history.

Please call 215-389-1776 or email for information on how to make an appointment. This service is offered free for ASHM members.

Swedish Language Classes

Conversation: Mondays February 3-April 6 (5:00-6:30) $150 for members, $215 non-members
Beginner Part II:  Mondays February 10-April 13 (6:45-8:45pm) $180 for members, $245 for non-members
Intermediate Part I: Mondays February 3-April 6 (6:45pm-8:45pm) $180 for members, $245 for non-members

Brush up on your Swedish with our language classes! Join instructors through a ten week course on the intricacies of the Swedish language. Swedish Beginners Part I is a basic introduction to language and culture. Swedish Intermediate Part I builds on skills and encourages discussions in Swedish. Conversation is the highest level in the program and is for advanced students to continue to hone their skills. No matter your level, there is a class for you! If you are unsure of where you might fit in, be sure to contact us directly and we can help assess which class is best for you. If you would like to register please click the PDF registration form and follow mailing and payment instructions.

If you have further questions or to register over the phone, please call the Museum at 215-389-1776 x106.

Book a Speaker

ASHM is happy to send a speaker to your site to give a talk on a variety of topics, from the New Sweden Colony to Swedish cuisine. If you are interested in a specific theme, contact our Education department for more information.

Guided Group Tours

Guided tours are available for groups of 10 or more with advanced booking at the following rates:

New Sweden in Focus guided tour: $15 per person
General Museum guided tour: $15 per person
A $50 non-refundable deposit will be due at the time of booking.
At least 24 hours’ notice is required for cancellation.

Call our Education department for reservations and more information on tours.