AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE
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2600 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55418
CLASSES – Heritage & Language
SUMMER DAY CAMPS – Youth
PUBLIC TOURS – In-Person & Virtual
PUBLIC & PRIVATE EVENTS
Välkommen! The American Swedish Institute is a museum, a cultural education center, a café, a destination store, a historic mansion, and more. Visit today.
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:
ARTS & MUSIC
HISTORY & HERITAGE
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.