Swetland Homestead Tours
The Luzerne County Historical Society announces that the historic 1803 Swetland Homestead, at 885 Wyoming Avenue in Wyoming, will be open for guided tours on select Saturdays during summer 2019. On Saturdays, June 8, July 20 and August 17, tours will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for LCHS members, $5 for nonmember adults and $3 for nonmember children. Reservations are accepted but are not required.
The earliest part of the Swetland Homestead was built in 1803. The additions made to it during the early 1800s as the Swetland family grew and prospered have transformed the structure into the home that stands today. Period rooms, spanning sixty years from the summer kitchen to the Victorian parlor, 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. Generations of the Swetland family lived in the house until 1958, when it was given to the Luzerne County Historical Society.