New Sweden Colony

Grade Level
K - 12th

Did you know that the Swedes were the first Europeans to settle in the Delaware Valley? This program focuses on the founding and legacy of the New Sweden Colony, established in 1638 along the Delaware River. Using Museum collections children will explore how and why the settlement began, learn more about Swedish relations with local Native Americans, and experience elements of colonial daily life! Discover what traces of the New Sweden Colony remain today in Philadelphia and the surrounding area - perfect for children studying Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware History.