There are big undertakings under way for Governor Printz Park in Essington PA. The New Sweden Company’s intention is to reconstruct and install the entire Farmstead, all 7 cabins, at Printz Park, as part of a New Sweden Theme Park. We will start with one cabin and proceed from there. The process, including the development of educational programs accompanying the Farmstead, will take time. The Swedish Colonial Society is supporting this project.
The Printzhof, which was located on the spot where Governor Printz Park is in Essington, was the home of Johan Björnsson Printz, governor of New Sweden. In 1643, Johan Printz had moved his capital from Fort Christina to this Tinicum Island. This park and area are located in what was a portion of New Sweden, the first European settlement in Pennsylvania.
The Farmstead, as part of the New Sweden Theme Park, will be for children of all ages to enjoy, and include a vegetable garden, tot lots, bocce courts, recreational paths, music events, a path of “Stepping Stones” to Printzhof, food, and other outdoor activities. Stop by the park this spring and summer and enjoy the present Gov. Printz Park and its views overlooking the Delaware River. Then come by over the next months and years to see how the Farmstead and Theme Park installations are progressing.