Swedish American Museum, Chicago

4.6
#24 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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  • Family visit and I cannot recommend this museum highly enough. Regardless of your ethnic background, this place is a valuable experience for anyone.  more »
  • I was advised to visit by my Swedish colleagues, and did enjoy the museum. I didn't go to the kid's floor, but the ground floor had a good exhibition about comic strips and how they've changed, and th...  more »
  • $6 to visit a tiny museum. One floor is fir kids. The ground floor for exhibits, currently one on comic strips. The second floor has an exhibit about immigration to the US. With Chicago having been th...  more »
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  • This is a great facility. I was there for a book reading, which took place in the main gallery. The current exhibit includes some terrific large paintings, art that I look forward to revisiting. The museum offers some lively activities, targeted to both kids and adults. While many have a Swedish theme, others have a broader focus. I'm looking forward to becoming more actively engaged in the museum - and to seeing more of what is offered.
  • This place is remarkable. Took a group of middle school students (90% boys) there and they adored the experience. Then took the nieces and nephews (ages 3-6) and they adored it too. It's a fantastic place!
  • A cute museum with interesting history and culture. Spent a short time in this museum exploring the immigration history of the Swedes moving to America. This history is detailed on the wall and displayed with a wooden boat to represent their voyage to America and the farms and houses they built while they settled down. Besides tracing a history of how they immigrated here, the ship, the houses, the farm wagons and etc on display are available for the children to explore and play on. I especially love how this museum is rich with history of years gone past, and it recaptures how lives used to be. This is a great place to bring your children here to have hands on fun and also educational at the same time, while also exploring a migrant's history and culture!
  • A great place to spend 30 minutes. The immigration museum is an Andersonville must-see. However, there's not really enough to make this a destination all-its-own.
  • It has grown over the years. It is in the perfect Swedish neighborhood (Andersonville) for this museum. The top floor where the kids can interact and play is probably my favorite. Afterwards go across the street and get some delicious glug slushie at Simon's!
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