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Fort Christina

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Fort Christina Park is a historic park in Wilmington, Delaware, that commemorates the landing of the first Swedish and Finnish settlers in North America in 1638. They established the colony of New Sweden, which was the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley. The park, operated by the National Park Service, is part of the First State National Historical Park and features a monument, a replica of the ship Kalmar Nyckel, and a wharf of rocks that marks the original landing site. The park also has a connection to the Underground Railroad, as it was used as a landing place for freedom seekers on the maritime route. Fort Christina is open to the public from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day and Saturdays in September and October, with free interpretive tours and activities.

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Fort Christina Park
1110 E. 7th St.
Wilmington DE 19801