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American Swedish Historical Museum

Indoor $
History Museums, Cultural Museums, Educational, Cultural, Historical, Special Needs
1900 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA
URL: American Swedish Historical...  Phone: 215-389-1776

Activity Overview

Philadelphia is home to the nation's oldest museum dedicated to the celebration of Swedish and Swedish-American culture and traditions.

Tour the museum's 12 galleries and discover Swedish treasures such as furniture and handmade peasant dolls. Also of interest is a historical account of the New Sweden colonists' settling of the Delaware Valley in 1638 and an exhibit devoted to Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Prize.

Things to Do

  • Learn about such famous Swedes as author Carl Sandberg, inventor John Ericsson and opera singer Jenny Lind.
  • Visit the Pippi Longstocking exhibit free with admission and available until February 2015.

American Swedish Historical Museum Insider Tip

  • Such Swedish food favorites as herring, lingonberry preserve, vanilla sauce and blueberry soup are available for purchase in the museum gift shop.

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