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. 

Programs for School Children

Discover Philadelphia’s roots at the American Swedish Historical Museum. The ASHM is dedicated to sharing Scandinavian culture in America -from over 300 years of history in the Delaware Valley to contemporary perspectives on global issues. Through ASHM programs, students can explore Swedish and American culture, art, science, and history. You can choose from a variety of programs for Pre-K to 12th grade, that takes place at the Museum, at your location, and virtually.

Planning Your Trip: 

ASHM is pleased to offer hands-on, academic standards-based group programs Monday - Friday. Programs range from 1 hour to 90 minutes and include an interactive lesson, museum tour, and a take-home art project. Programs and accompanying activities are adaptable to various grade levels. Pre- and post-program materials are available for select programs.

COVID Protocols: Please note that our COVID-19 policy is updated to reflect current guidance from the City of Philadelphia. Masks are required for all visitors while in the building over the age of 2. Thank you for working together to protect the community from COVID-19.

Group Size: Minimum group size is 10 children, maximum is 60.

Accessibility: ASHM has an accessible entrance and parking on Pattison Ave. Please inform us of any special needs your group has in advance.

Amenities: ASHM is located in the beautiful FDR Park in South Philadelphia. Ample parking is available for school buses and vehicles. Both indoor and outdoor lunch facilities are available by reservation. Brown bag lunches must be brought by the group since there is no food or beverages available for purchase onsite. The ASHM gift shop is also open to school groups during their visit.

Cost & Payment: 

Onsite programs are $5 per student, with a minimum of 10 children per group visit. One adult per 10 children is required, additional adults are $10 per person. Offsite programs are $100 for groups within 20 miles of the museum. Additional travel costs apply as follows:21-50 miles away $50, 51-100 miles away $100, 101-150 miles away $150. Virtual programs are $75 for up to 30 students per lesson. Payment is due the day of the program or visit. Scholarships are available to qualifying groups thanks to the generosity of the corporate, foundation, and individual sponsors. Support for transportation costs is also available. Please contact the education department for eligibility and availability information.

Cancellation Policy: A 24-hour notice is required for cancellations, if less than 24-hour notice is given, you will be billed for the number of reserved students.

Contact our Museum Educator at (215) 389-1776 ext. 108 or email education@americanswedish.org