American Swedish Institute2600 Park Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407-1090
American Swedish Institute has a free, adjacent parking lot for its patrons. Please enter the Nelson Cultural Center (which adjoins with the Turnblad Mansion) building from the lot, using the door that faces south.Get Directions
The American Swedish Institute (ASI) is a vibrant museum and cultural center comprised of the landmark 1908 Turnblad Mansion (Minneapolis’ only castle) and the Nelson Cultural Center. ASI hosts art exhibitions, programs, family activities and special events connected to contemporary Nordic culture and heritage. The ASI Museum Store offers an array of curated Nordic and Nordic-inspired items and FIKA, ASI's award-winning café, focuses on New Nordic cuisine.
Hours & Dates
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
- Senior (62+) Museum Admission: $10.00
- Student (age 6-18) Museum Admission: $6.00
- Adult Museum Admission: $13.00
FREE for ASI members and children ages 5 and under.
Minnesota's first LEED Gold Certified Museum! Features include 2 green roofs, 2 bee hives and 96 geothermal wells.
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
- Accessible to people with disabilities
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
- Scandinavian heritage
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 250
- Exhibit space (sq ft): 35000
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 1000
- Number of meeting rooms: 11
- On-site catering required
- Meetings web page
Based on 509 reviews
As others have mentioned, a little more information about the details of the mansion would have been nice. Some of the rooms had signage explaining the features of the room, but many did not...
— nashtonA1, May 5, 2023
We got there the last weekend of their Christmas decorations. Grand old house and always worth the visit.
— ltknutson, January 26, 2023
We stopped in to see the holiday decorations.
They had the most beautiful porcelain fireplaces !!
Lots of nice holiday touches.
— Judy D, January 13, 2023
A cousin and I spent several hours here, touring this landmark and getting in touch with our Scandinavian roots. The docents are knowledgeable. I hope to return sometime when they offer live music...
— fidl2ns, October 25, 2022
Interesting history of Swedish immigration and culture! The woodwork and heating stoves are stunning. We had an excellent tour with a very knowledgeable volunteer who took their time with Interesting...
— Carmin M, October 9, 2022