Swedish American Museum, Chicago

4.6
#25 of 48 in Museums in Chicago
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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  • It is a small museum packed with both sides of the history. The first floor is a gift shop and the reminders of the old pre-world war 2 puppet theater. Very cool. The second floor is the heritage and ...  more »
  • Really worth a visit. Learned a lot as I did not know about the Swedish emigration and immigration to the United States.
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  • While I was in Chicago, I stopped by this museum when I went to Andersonville. The area has a rich Nordic-Swedish atmosphere, and the facility in it was interesting. I was able to get to know the immigrants from Sweden well.
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  • A small, but very well put together museum honoring both the Swedish culture, and the journey the Swedes took to the New World. Very educational, and had a great time. Excited to see the remodel this upcoming January!
  • Saw A Little Night of Nordic Music here. It was amazing! I can't wait to come again next year. The venue is lovely. The performances were breathtaking! You've gotta check it out!
  • This place is such a gem for families with small children. The play area reminds me slightly of WonderWorks over on North Avenue, but it's so much closer to our house and just the right size for a long lazy afternoon. It's always so delightful to see children engaged in imaginative play, a great place for parents to chill out while we smirk watching our children plant, farm, and tend to the homestead.
  • We were greeted by an super friendly and helpful lady at the front desk. The exhibits and their descriptions were very well built and maintained. It amazes me how well the space was used to convey a story that dates back a 100 years or so. Thank you for the hospitality!!
  • A great institution to visit, explore and cherish, for those with Scandinavian heritage or those interested in exploring the history of immigrants to Chicago and America.
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