Morton Homestead

On the Trail of History is a series of brief descriptions of PHMC's historic sites and museums.

Explore the history of the little-known colony of New Sweden, a seventeenth-century settlement in the Delaware Valley, at the Morton Homestead. Located on two and a half acres, on the bank of the Darby Creek, this historic site is a tangible link to the only Swedish colony ever to be established in America. New Sweden extended along the Delaware River from the mouth of the Delaware Bay to what is now Trenton, New Jersey. A visit to the Morton Homestead in Delaware County recalls the earliest days of the moderately successful fur-trading colony, whose brief history dates from 1638 to 1664.

Morton Homestead
100 Lincoln Avenue
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania 19076
(610) 583-7221
TDD (800) 654-5984