Swedes' Landing

in Wilmington, United States

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1110 E 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
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N39° 44' 11.04" W75° 32' 21.12"   (39.7364, -75.5392)
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Swedes' Landing is the warehouse road found along the Minquas Kill in Wilmington, Delaware that is close to the Delaware River. This was the site where the initial Swedish landing took place and marks the spot where the New Sweden colony began. The first Swedish expedition to North America, under the command of Peter Minuit, embarked from the port of Gothenburg in late 1637. The members of the expedition, aboard the ships Fogel Grip and Kalmar Nyckel, sailed into Delaware Bay, which lay within the territory claimed by the Dutch West India Company and anchored at a rocky point on Swedes' Landing on March 29, 1638. They built a fort on the site which they named Fort Christina after Queen Christina of Sweden.


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Swedes' Landing

Address: 1110 E 7th St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA