A Must See Experience in an Ultimate Long Weekend In Minneapolis - Wall Street Journal
The American Swedish Institute offers excellent tour opportunities perfect for groups of 10 or more including reunions, international tours or corporate gatherings.
Art, Craft and Design - Where Modern and Tradition Meet [STARTING JANUARY 2014]
Explore the historic Turnblad Mansion and contemporary Nelson Cultural Center in an entirely new way. In this two hour tour, groups will meet the artists and architects who dreamed and built these inspiring spaces; explore Minneapolis' premiere example Nordic design and commitment to sustainability; go behind the scenes of ASI's unique collections facility and then create your own Swedish inspired handcraft. ASI is proud to create this unique experience in partnership with Meet Minneapolis. For pricing and details for the Art, Craft and Design-Where Modern and Tradition Meet please contact Dianne Kramer, Visitor and Volunteer Services Coordinator, at diannek@ASImn.org or 612-870-3344.
Turnblad Mansion Tours
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 are available upon request.
- To make a reservation or inquiry, please contact Dianne Kramer at 612-870-3344 or diannek@ASImn.org.
- After reservation is made, your group organizer will receive a tour confirmation. The confirmation will include parking instructions. 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
- ASI tours are handicapped accessible. Four handicapped accessible restrooms are available throughout the Turnblad Mansion and the Nelson Cultural Center.
- A catered breakfast or lunch by ASI's critically acclaimed cafe, FIKA, is available for visiting groups. See Details and Pricing.
- Free parking is available in our surface lot.
For more information please contact our Visitor and Volunteer Services Coordinator at diannek@ASImn.org or 612-870-3344.