American Swedish Historical Museum


Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday noon – 4 p.m.

About American Swedish Historical Museum

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 and Scandinavians in America. The galleries were designed over an 85 year period and each has a unique style and decor. Step inside a 19th century farm house, take in the setting of an art deco lounge, or surround yourself with contemporary Swedish design.

Find out more more about American Swedish Historical Museum at


1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145

Getting There

The Museum is easily reached by the Broad Street Subway, with a five block walk from the NRG (formerly Pattison) Station. The #17 bus heading to the Naval Base stops one block from the Museum building at 20th Street and Pattison Avenue. Check SEPTA’s website to obtain route and schedule information.


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.


The museum has a gift shop which has Scandinavian gifts, food, candy, books, linens, toys, t-shirts and more!

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