This site is not updated on a regular basis. 11/6/17


The Sons and Daughters of the Colony of New Sweden (New Sweden Historical Society) and Maine’s Swedish Colony, Inc. have merged under the New Sweden Histroical Society name.


Get involved. Join one of the Historical Societies of the Maine Swedish Colony (download form)

New Sweden
Historical Society



116 Station Road

PO Box 33
New Sweden, ME, 04762


Carolyn Hildebrand nshs@maineswedishcolony.info


Download Membership Form

Historical Society



280 Main Street
Stockholm, ME 04783

Sandra Hara


Historical Society

1149 New Sweden Rd.
Woodland, ME 04736



17, 18, 19 June, 2011


Visit the Colony


View Maine Swedish Colony sites in a larger map (includes a listing of sites).
Zoom in to see detailed site locations.

jump down to our travel directions: How to Get Here

Places to stay

Within the Colony


(about 10 minutes south of New Sweden)

Presque Isle

(about 30 minutes south of New Sweden)

Long Lake Area

(about 30 minutes north of New Sweden)

Other locations


Places to eat


Madawaska Lake



New Sweden

Midsommar food

How to get here

Thanks to Shelly Timber for these driving directions.

  1. If you are south of New Sweden, Maine, get to Interstate 95 from wherever you are, Be prepared for tollbooths and turnoffs to stay on rte. 95 all the way north.
  2. Take exit 302, "Houlton, Rte. 1." Turn left. (north)
  3. Stay on rte. 1, through Presque Isle, all the way into Caribou. At the 2nd traffic light, turn left to stay on rte. 1 (after you turn, a Ford dealership will be on your right).
  4. Continue for about 6 miles till you see the historical sign for the "Swedish Colony" on your left. Just after it, turn left onto Emond Rd.
  5. Continue on this winding country road for about 4 miles. It will take you to New Sweden, and the Midsommar Festival will be on your right.


Colony Map from the Colony Guidebook. There are some miscellaneous maps on the links page

Please suggest a link to be included here. Send email to: Bill Duncan, duncan@ainop.com.


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Note, June 2017. This site is not updated on a regular basis. See individual historical society pages on Facebook.--Bill