American Swedish Institute

Minneapolis • TC Metro

TOURS – In-Person & Virtual
CLASSES – Heritage & Language

  • A Swedish Castle in Minneapolis!

  • Summer Camps & Field Trips For Youth

  • Tours & Programs for Adults

  • A Venue for very Special Events

American Swedish Institute – Discover Us, Discover You.
Be inspired. Discover wonder. Create memories.
The American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a must-see vibrant arts, museum and cultural center that engages locally and connects globally. Don’t miss exploring the historic Turnblad Mansion, the only “Castle” in the Twin Cities, listed on the National Register of Historic Places! This 33-room limestone, French-Château masterpiece was completed in 1908 by Swedish immigrant and newspaper publisher Swan Turnblad as a home for him, his wife Christina and daughter Lillian, and donated in 1929 to become what is now the ASI. The Mansion houses acclaimed and frequently changing international and local art exhibitions, as well as the beloved annual Nordic holiday rooms – all available to view on special tours. With the 2012 addition of the modern Nelson Cultural Center, the campus expanded to include the new Osher Gallery, the ASI Museum Store and the award-winning Fika Café. Our own Slate and Stone catering can provide the perfect meal for your group excursion. Whether you are visiting for the first time or have made American Swedish Institute a regular destination, private group tours are an excellent way to discover even more about our campus, collections and exhibitions. Bring your group of 10 or more people to visit ASI’s awe-inspiring campus that boasts the best of the old and the new:

2022 Summer Day Camps for Youth at ASI

Through storytelling, cooking, art and imaginative play, children will explore the Turnblad Mansion while learning about Nordic history and culture.

Pippi Day Camp – August 4
Viking Day Camp – August 5

Handcraft Camp – August 23-26

Campers must bring their own lunch and wear clothes appropriate for outdoor play. Registration required one week prior to camp start date. Day camps are tailored for young minds ages 6 to 10.

2022 Livestream Tours & Classes

The American Swedish Institute continues to serve as a gathering place for families, friends and colleagues to celebrate together with new interactive, virtual tour experiences available. ASI interpreters have designed facilitated, interactive virtual experiences in real time via Zoom that will focus on the Turnblad family, while unique private tours will explore the various other topics. During all experiences, participants can ask the interpreter questions and connect with one another through online conversations.

Contact Information

American Swedish Institute

2600 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Contact: Group Tours


Phone: (612) 871-4907