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 in America.

Sven Gunnarsson and Jonas Nilsson New Sweden Gallery

New Sweden Google Map

To make a virtual journey through the New Sweden Colony, click through our New Sweden Google Map shown below. Each clickable icon on the map provides information about present day museums, churches, and surviving landmarks from the colony.


Timeline Map

Explore the New Sweden Colony between the years 1638 and 1700 with our Timeline Map shown below. It details the progression and collapse of the colony, as well as explaining how the area and its rulers changed over time. Click the image to go to the animation.

Swedish Timeline Map