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American Swedish Historical Museum

1900 Pattison Avenue

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The American Swedish Historical Museum in South Philadelphia is the oldest Swedish Museum in the United States. Founded in 1926, the Museum has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Swedish and Swedish-American cultural heritage and traditions for more than 80 years. The Museum is a place where Swedes, Swedish-Americans, and people of all nationalities who appreciate Swedish contributions to history, art, architecture, music, science and technology can come together.


Trevor Brandt

Thursday, June 14, 2018
A true gem in south Philadelphia with artifacts ranging from the Vikings to Scandinavian modern design. Located in a beautiful park with probably the easiest parking of any museum in Philadelphia.

Cynthia Anderson

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
They have an excellent prek program. Our children and parents enjoyed the trip today!!

Peter Travers

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
Food seemed like it was from IKEA. Lucia was cute not sure if I'd visit otherwise though.

Anthony Clark

Friday, Sep. 8, 2017
It's always refreshing to relax outdoors in nature. It's a little slice of nature, right here in South Philadelphia.

Jeffrey Cheskin

Friday, May 26, 2017
Very Very underrated museum in Philadelphia ------ beautiful museum in a great park setting. Don't miss when in the area!!!

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