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American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis/St. Paul

American Swedish Institute - Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota
American Swedish Institute
2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55407Map
+1 612 871 4907
Neighborhood: Downtown West & East (Minneapolis)
Overview

Swan Turnblad, a Swedish immigrant and self-made millionaire publisher, built this mansion but he and his family lived in it only a short time. Swan and his wife, Christina, found it to be too ostentatious for their tastes, so they moved to an apartment across the street. The house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has 33 rooms furnished with antiques. After Swan's death, his family founded the American Swedish Institute and donated the house to serve as its headquarters. The museum features rotating exhibits on 150-plus years of the Swedish immigration experience.

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American Swedish Institute General Information
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Tuesday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM, Thursday to Friday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM, Saturday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Sunday to Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM, Wednesday to Wednesday from 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
  • Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, amex, visa
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