American Swedish Institute 

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.

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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


  • Thursday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Open 10am-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10am-8pm Wednesdays; 12pm-5pm Sundays.

FIKA open 8:30am-5pm Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays; 8:30am-8pm Wednesdays, 11am-5pm Sundays. Full service menu from 11am-3pm (11-8 Wednesdays).


  • Senior (62+) Museum Admission: $8.00
  • Student (age 6-18) Museum Admission: $6.00
  • Adult Museum Admission: $12.00

Museum admission: $12 adults; $8 ages 62+; $6 ages 6-18 and students with ID; FREE for ASI members and children ages 5 and under.

Free parking.

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