The ASI group tour program welcomes groups of 10 or more adults to experience the historic Turnblad Mansion.
Enjoy a docent-led exploration of the exquisite 33-room Turnblad Mansion from top to bottom, including detailed wood carvings, sculpted ceilings, and hand-crafted Swedish tile stoves. Learn about the fascinating Turnblad family, the architecture of their castle, the history of ASI, and the history of early Minneapolis.
Exhibit specific tours may be available.
- To make a reservation please contact Dianne Kramer at 612-870-3344 or diannek@ASImn.org.
- Before you contact us, please have an idea of possible dates and times you would like to visit us, and the approximate number in your group. Be ready to give your name, email address, and phone number.
- The month before your scheduled tour, your group organizer will receive a tour confirmation. The confirmation will include instructions on where to park and how to enter. It will also reiterate the tour date, time, price, and approximate number in your group.
- Group organizer should be prepared to collect payment from individual group members ahead of time.
Amenities and Resources
- Tours of the Turnblad Mansion are handicapped accessible.
- ASI offers four different handicapped accessible restrooms throughout the Turnblad Mansion and the Nelson Cultural Center.
- Is your group not large enough for a catered meal? With seating for 40, the American Swedish Institute's café, FIKA, in the Nelson Cultural Center is a great place for visitors and tour groups to have lunch or fika (coffee and pastries). No reservations required!
- ASI offers free parking in our surface lot located on the southern half of the 2600 block of Park Avenue.
For more information please contact our Visitor and Volunteer Services Coordinator at diannek@ASImn.org or 612-870-3344.