885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA
The original house was built on this site in 1803. The additions made to it as the Swetland family grew and prospered have transformed the structure into the elegant home one sees today. Period rooms, spanning the seventy years from the summer kitchen to the Victorian parlor of the 1860s, illustrate changes in living spaces and household objects as America and the Wyoming Valley passed from an agrarian economy to an industrialized society. The homestead is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Special events take place throughout the year including Christmas Candlelight tours, in early December.
Directions to Swetland
From Interstate 81 take exit 170B, onto the North Cross Valley Expressway (Route 309), eventually crossing over the Susquehanna River. Take exit 4 onto Welles Street, and follow Welles Street to the intersection with Wyoming Avenue (Route 11). Make a right onto Wyoming Avenue. Follow Wyoming Avenue approximately 2.5 miles, passing the Forty Fort Cemetery and Wyoming Valley Airport on your right. The Swetland Homestead is located on the left side of Wyoming Avenue, just past the Midway Shopping Center.