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American Swedish Institute

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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If you love incredible old mansions you will love this. It's also filled with incredible exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nice museum

We were on a research trip and headed to the American Swedish Institute where we had an appointment... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Founded in 1929 by Swan J. Turnblad, this castle serves as a combination historic house/museum that features exhibits and programs of the Swedish culture.
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2600 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
+1 612-871-4907
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you love incredible old mansions you will love this. It's also filled with incredible exhibits of art so you get double your value. Come see this instant millionaire built...no expenses spared mansion WHERE THE OWNERS NEVER FELT COMFORTABLE LIVING THERE AND MOVED OUT. Awesome...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were on a research trip and headed to the American Swedish Institute where we had an appointment to be toured around and gather info for the paper we had to write. The interior is really nice and historic and it is interesting to learn...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank thomasozbun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a cold & snowy February afternoon and had an awesome visit. 33 room mansion with incredibly ornate decor, tons of detailed woodwork and unique architecture. Beautiful paintings and a wonderful history review of the Swedish influence in The Minneapolis area. Be sure...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the winter solstice celebration. They had reindeer and fires in the courtyard, the mansion was decorated lovely, and some nice gifts in the shop!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephsk8s
Reviewed January 6, 2019

The ASI continues to improve. Exhibitions in the past few years have been wonderful, the restaurant is a gem, and it's always fun to check out the gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank superiorflowers
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

This building has amazing furniture and decorations. It was nice touring the place for a few hours and appreciating all the art and architecture. There is a student discount.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank X7938SZmariaf
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

We drove by and saw the mansion and decided we must visit! What a beauty! My daughter and I love touring old homes and even the hubby enjoyed it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dma1969
Reviewed December 16, 2018

My mother and I are Swedes and revisited the Institute and the castle. Great museum and a perfect place to revisit heritage history. Took a tour of the mansion. Amazing architecture and woodwork inside the home. Had lunch at the museum cafe. Amazing food--soups, salads,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Daniel P
Reviewed December 5, 2018

There was an artisan event going out on that was full of beautiful things. Touring the house decorated for Christmas was breathtaking! Fun day spent here!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pamela B
Reviewed December 4, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit today. What a beautiful home! The grand entrance is breathtaking. The mansion is decorated beautifully for the holidays. Our guide shared the story of the home and the family that built it. So interesting, and so sad that this family...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kate G
January 11, 2017|
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Response from DwightRaatz | Reviewed this property |
As you've seen, the Christmas display is no longer there. The current exhibit is "Where the Children Sleep - Photographs by Magnus Wennman" and it looks amazing.
December 15, 2015|
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Response from Deb H | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the answer to that one. I'm sure their website could tell you, or just give them a call.
December 23, 2014|
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Response from Ron C | Reviewed this property |
The ASI is a museum and gathering place for various Scandinavian organizations