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Swedish American Museum, Chicago

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4.6/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
The Swedish American Museum is a nonprofit museum and cultural center for the education, celebration and interpretation of Swedish American history and culture in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
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  • Friendly, welcoming and filled with beautiful artifacts of generations past. I would have loved the children's section when I was young. I'm only have a small amount of Scandinavian heritage but I lef...  read more »
  • Very vivid representations of the experiences of people coming to the U.S. from Sweden and their experiences over the years. We also took the tour of this Swedish-American part of the city, which had ...  read more »
  • We stopped in last weekend. After a brief welcome and directions, we proceeded to the permanent exhibit "The Dream of America – Swedish Immigration to Chicago." I found this to be very well organized ...  read more »
  • Great little museum, the swedes have a really interesting history in America and Chicago. Some nice exhibits. Went on a free day - they have quite a few of those - but it would actually be worth the money to see. Cute little gift shop. Also they have some nice Christmas events there.
  • The museum's main display is the story of Swedish immigration to America, it highlights why Swedes made the trip. It's moderately interesting. The current rotating exhibition is Skal
  • Great and fun place for the kids. Hidden jem.
  • A wonderful museum of Scandinavian culture with the first Children's Museum in the US dedicated to immigration.
  • Lovely little museum, and a wonderful showcase of the Swedish heritage in the US, and Andersonville.
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