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525 North 2nd Street  Minneapolis  Minnesota  55401  USA 

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American Swedish Institute

Fairy Tale Castle
  • 2600 Park Avenue 
  • Minneapolis,  MN  55407
  • Phone: +1 612 871 4907
  • Fax: +1 612 871 8682
  • Email: bruce.karstadt@americanswedishinst.org
  • Web: http://www.americanswedishinst.org/  
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West & East (Minneapolis)
  • Category: Local History & Culture
  • Hours: Tu to Tu from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM,Th to Fr from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM,Sa to Sa from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM,Su to Su from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM,We to We from 12:00 PM to 08:00 PM

Description

Swan Turnblad, a Swedish immigrant and self-made millionaire publisher, built this mansion but he and his family lived in it only a short time. Swan and his wife, Christina, found it to be too ostentatious for their tastes, so they moved to an apartment across the street. The house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, has 33 rooms furnished with antiques. After Swan's death, his family founded the American Swedish Institute and donated the house to serve as its headquarters. The museum features rotating exhibits on 150-plus years of the Swedish immigration experience.

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