Swetland Homestead

Built 1803

The homestead is one of the oldest surviving houses in the Wyoming Valley.
Come visit the Swetland Homestead!


Come Visit!

885 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644

There is a public restroom and a gift shop at the Swetland Homestead.


The Swetland Homestead is currently open by appointment only.

Throughout the year, the Society also holds special programs and events at the Homestead.  See our events calendar for more information.


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.

Tours of the Swetland Homestead

Tours are available by appointment for small and large groups.  Call 570-823-6244 or email reservations@luzernehistory.org. Costs depend on the size of the group.

Swetland Festive Traditions
Swetland Visitors

Upcoming Events

The house is open by appointment and on additional days throughout the year for special events and programs.

Welcome to

the Swetland Homestead

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.