Johan Printz Park Log Cabin

The park contains an exact replica of a 16th century Swedish cabin. Cabins of this type served as temporary shelters after the settlement of New Sweden in this area (1638). From 1638 to 1655 the Dutch and the Swedes competed for control of the Delaware fur trade. The Swedes controlled an area of New Jersey extending from Woodbury to Cape May. By 1643, Swedish governor Johan Printz decided to build a fort at a narrow point in the Delaware River. Accordingly, construction of Fort Elfsborg Began in 1643, and for eight years Salem County was the military capital of New Sweden.


17 New Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079