885 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644
There is a public restroom and a gift shop at the Swetland Homestead.
LCHS members: Free
Non-member Adults: $5
Non-Member Children: $3 (ages 5-17)
Children Under 5: Free
Parking is available along Colonial Lane, just past the Homestead. Please do NOT park on Swetland Lane.
There is a slight step up to the entrance and steps up inside during the tour. Handicapped parking is available - please check with staff when making tour arrangements.
History of The Swetland Homestead
The oldest part of the 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 seventy years from the 1790s summer kitchen to the 1860s 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.