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American Swedish Historical Museum

Sweden meets South Philly.

About ASHM…

Contact Mandy Lightcap for more information!

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    “A dream come true at the Swedish Museum.  I simply would not change one single thing from my September wedding at the Swedish Museum! From start to finish, Mandy was both helpful and fun to work with.”

    Melissa D.

    The nitty gritty

    • Where’s it located? FDR Park
      1900 Pattison Ave.
      Philadelphia, PA 19145
    • Are events held indoors or out? Both!
    • Is there air-conditioning? In the museum. Not in the tented space.
    • What’s the capacity? 300 to 360
    • Is it handicapped accessible? Yes.
    • Are there time restrictions? No -within reason
    • How about parking? Plenty!

    American Swedish Historical Museum is Philly’s hidden gem.

    Located in scenic FDR Park, the American Swedish Historical Museum is a unique and beautiful setting for both private and corporate events, from weddings to business gatherings.

    With its elegant grand hall and staircase and its gorgeous view of the park from the outdoor terrace, the Swedish Museum is sure to make an impression. Your guests will enjoy exploring the museum’s fantastic galleries featuring original period paintings, furniture and textiles, which together depict the history of the Swedes in America. Featuring easy access, free parking, and indoor and outdoor spaces with the ability to accommodate up to 360 guests, the American Swedish Historical Museum is an impressive place for hosting any special occasion.

    Bringing Swedish history to Philadelphia.

    The American Swedish Historical Museum welcomes all people to explore cultural identity through the story of Swedes and Scandinavians in America. ASHM is a community dedicated to preserving and interpreting material culture, and is alive with celebrations, exhibitions, and learning experiences. Renting the Swedish Museum for your event will help support the Museum’s educational programs and its fascinating collections

    Fashion Shoot at ASHM for Philadelphia Inquirer and

    You can host your wedding at this spectacular new venue with stunning spots for photos.   Below are some of the images from the shoot!


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