From the age of the Vikings to the settlers of the New Sweden Colony (1638-1655), to contemporary issues in Scandinavian society, the American Swedish Historical Museum will take you back in time and across the sea to learn the stories of Swedes in America.

New Sweden Timeline Map

Explore the New Sweden Colony between the years 1638 and 1700 with our Timeline Map shown below. It details the progression and collapse of the colony, as well as explaining how the area and its rulers changed over time.

User Note:  This map is interactive. Click on map to enlarge in browser. Use the arrows to move forward or backward in the timeline. This interactive works best on a desktop display.