Nestled in the bucolic Franklin D. Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia, PA, the American Swedish Historical Museum was built in 1926 to celebrate Swedish heritage and culture in America. During your visit, you may step inside a 19th century farm house, take in the setting of an art deco lounge, or surround yourself with contemporary Swedish design.

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The Museum is located in Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia, near the Sports Complex:

1900 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Due to Philadelphia Heat Emergency FREE ADMISSION TODAY JULY 16, 2024

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Special Summer Weekend Hours (July 6th - September 1st)

Saturday - Sunday, 9 am to 4 pm

Public Hours

Tuesday – Friday, 10 am to 4 pm
Saturday - Sunday, 12 pm to 4 pm (after September 2nd)

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm

We are closed

New Year's Day (January 1)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Third Monday in January)
Presidents Day (Third Monday in February)
Easter Sunday (Varies)
Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day (First Monday in September)
Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday of November)
Christmas Eve (December 24)
Christmas Day (December 25)


Admission is free for veterans and active military members on Veterans Day.

Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

Adults: $15
Seniors/Students/Military/Veterans: $10
Children 5-11: $5
Children Under 5: Free
ACCESS Card Holders: $2 per adult and children over 5
Members: Free


WHYY Members Buy One, Get One Admission (50% off)
AAA Members Save $1!
IKEA Family Members Buy One, Get One Admission (50% off)

*We also offer free admission on the second Sunday of each month.

Group Visits

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more at the following rates:
Self-guided experience: $10 per person 
General Museum guided tour: $18 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 the Museum at 215-389-1776 for more information.

Visiting the Library

The Museum's research library is open during our public hours. Library visitors must pay Museum admission.


Accessible parking is available along Pattison Ave by the Museum's rear entrance. Please ring the doorbell at the back entrance for admittance. Caregivers accompanying visitors with special needs are not required to pay admission.

Safe Travels Stamp

ASHM is proud to join the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau along with World Travel & Tourism Council in committing to provide a safe environment for our visitors, staff, and community.

Current COVID Protocols

Please note that our COVID-19 policy is updated to reflect current guidance from the City of Philadelphia. Thank you for working together to protect the community from COVID-19.

Service Dogs

Service dogs are welcome in the Museum. As defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, a service animal is any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability. Other species of animals, whether trained or untrained, are not considered service animals. Emotional support animals, comfort animals, or therapy dogs are not permitted in the Museum as they are not service animals under Title II and Title III of the ADA. If you have any questions, please contact our Visitor Service staff at 215-389-1776 or review the ADA Service Animal FAQ PDF below. 

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