Preserving the Legacy of the New Sweden Colony in America

The Swedish Colonial Society

97 Wanamaker Avenue
Essington, PA 19029

The SCS Registrar

The SCS Historian

Book Sales

Purchase online: link

Purchase in person:
Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church
916 S. Swanson St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147-4332

Enjoy the benefits of membership

The Swedish Colonial Society

Enjoy the benefits of membership


Note: The Swedish Colonial Society here maintains a list of World Wide Web sites related to the history of the New Sweden Colony, colonial America and the modern day Scandinavian community. Reader’s comments and suggestions for inclusion are welcome and should be sent to:

Visit is Sweden’s official travel and tourist information web site. Search for holiday and hotel information, images of Sweden and its culture. Find city breaks in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, trips to Swedish Lapland and many other destinations in Sweden.


In a scarcely populated country there’s scenery and shoreline for all, satisfying scope to lose yourself in thought. Especially inspiring are the vast clear lakes, intricately splintered by islands, isthmuses and green spits.

Here is a guide explaining the Finland VISA requirements.

American-Scandinavian Foundation

58 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016 (212) 879-9779

American Swedish Historical Museum

1900 Pattison Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19145 (215) 389-1776

Church Boat Research

Research on the Penns Neck Church Boat

Finlandia Foundation

Support for Finnish Culture in the United States

Finnish American Society of Delaware Valley

Activities and interests of local Finnish-American community


Finnish migration to Sweden during the 1500s and 1600s

Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church

916 S. Swanson St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 389-1513

Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation

Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church

606 Church St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 652-5629

Kalmar Nyckel - Delaware's Tall Ship Ambassador

1124 E. Seventh St., Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 429-SHIP

New Sweden Centre

An interpretive center for the colonial history of the Delaware Valley

Pennsville Township Historical Society

History from the Township of Pennsville, New Jersey

Scandinavian Fest

Labor Day Sunday, NJ Vasa Park, Budd Lake, NJ

Swedish Council of America

3030 West River Parkway. Minneapolis MN  55407
Note: The council meets at the American Swedish Institute.

The Swedish-American Historical Society

5125 N. Spaulding Ave., Chicago, IL 60625 (773)583-5722

Swedish Travel and Tourism Council

Official website for Swedish tourism and travel information.

Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center

National archives and research institute at Augustana College.

The Timen Stiddem Society

A family association of the descendants & friends of Dr. Timen Stiddem

The Stalcop Family Web Site

The family descendants of Johan Anderson från Strängnäs (Stålkofta-1646)