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House of Emigrants

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Certainly worth a visit.

Since I read the four volume Vilhelm Moberg epic The Emigrants (largely due to the musical Kristina... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
London, UK
A great stop for those with Swedish roots

This museum that covers the mass emigration of Swedes to North America from about 1850 to 1930 was... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2019
Skiatook, Oklahoma
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Vilhelm Mobergs gata 4, Vaxjo 352 29, Sweden
+46 470 70 42 00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In terms of details the museum had a lot to offer and good translations in English too. However the diaplays and the dollar are sometes a Little outdated. A lot too read...

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Maria D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since I read the four volume Vilhelm Moberg epic The Emigrants (largely due to the musical Kristina fran Duvemala), I have been fascinated by the stories of large numbers of Swedes relocating to the USA. This well designed museum lays out the facts in a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank AnthonyIG
Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

This museum that covers the mass emigration of Swedes to North America from about 1850 to 1930 was quite interesting. The exhibits are well organized, have nicely done English translations and the staff are very helpful. It answered many of the questions I have about...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed March 20, 2019

exhibition is great - hands on and not too much to read if you don't want to. good location, by the lake.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Vanessa D
Reviewed September 14, 2018

For those with Swedish roots and want to learn more about why and how their ancestors emigrated to the U.S., this is a very informative museum. Sure, it doesn't have the interactive displays like most museums do nowadays, but there is a lot to take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Was so Very curious about why 1/6 of Sweden’s population immigrated to America around the turn of the century. A lot of my questions were answered by the chronological display at this museum. It was easy to understand and showed where most of the people...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband’s grandmother was born in the USA as her parents left Sweden during hard times. She came back to Sweden as times weren’t easy there either. There was so much information it was actually overwhelming but we learned so much it was worth all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This interesting little museum is located in the centre of Vaxjo, just on the shore of Lake Vaxjosjohn, a beautiful and peaceful place. The interesting exhibits enlighten about the life and times of the Swedes who chose to emigrate in the last century, covering about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Extremely interesting information on the Swedish emigraton, many interesting facts and things I've never heard about. On the downside, everything presented in a rather old-fashioned way and almost all of the "telephones" on which one could listen to some stories were broken. I had the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the exhibit and found photos from our home state and even one of a relative. It was a bit sobering to read about the Ellis Island experience and o realize that not all who sought refuge were admitted. If you are interested in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Sylvia A
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Response from Lora18 | Reviewed this property |
It's about ten dollars (90 kroner). This includes the glass museum next door also.