Swedish Museum opens doors for tours, flea market

    The American Swedish Historical Museum might not be the first place you think of as a Philadelphia tourist attraction, but the Swedes were among the first people to explore Philadelphia, and the museum wants you to get acquainted this weekend.

    Located in South Philly’s FDR Park, the museum will host an open house and flea market today from 9 to 2.
    The free event includes on-site parking if you can’t make it by Broad Street Line, and will feature fresh baked goods.

    The museum itself has 12 galleries which include exhibits dedicated to famous Swedes: opera singer/celebrity Jenny Lind, author Carl Sandberg, scientist Glenn Seaborg and inventor/seaman John Ericsson.

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