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

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Public Hours

Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 4pm
Saturday - Sunday, 12pm to 4pm

Office Hours

Monday – Friday, 8:30am to 4pm

We are closed

New Year's Eve (December 31)

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.

Adults: $10
Seniors/Students/Military: $7
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!

Group Visits

Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more at the following rates:
Self-guided experience: $6 per person 
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 the Museum 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 rear 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 has been updated to reflect current guidance from the City of Philadelphia. Masks are required for all visitors while in the building. Thank you for working together to protect the community from COVID-19.