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Public Tours

Join one of our informative tour guides and other visitors on a public tour during your next visit.

Public tours are included with museum admission and do not require reservations.

Historic House Tours

Tours available daily
Tuesday - Sunday: 1:30pm

Explore the exquisite 33-room Turnblad Mansion. Hear the stories behind the detailed woodcarvings, ornate Swedish ceramic stoves (kakelugnar) and the architectural vision of this castle-like mansion. Learn about the Turnblad family who lived in the Mansion from 1908-1929 and then donated the building to become what is now ASI.

Self-Guided Tours & "Ring-A-Tours"

Pick up an "Explore" brochure from the front desk and enjoy this fun and casual way to explore the historic Turnblad Mansion at your own pace! You can take a free "Ring-A-Tour" by dialing 1-888-411-3155 on your cell phone and following the icons in the brochure. Volunteer interpreters are also available throughout the Mansion to answer questions about the Turnblad family, ASI and Sweden.



Step back in time at the American Swedish Institute and explore the only castle in the Twin Cities, the historic Turnblad Mansion.

With the addition of the Nelson Cultural Center, the ASI also offers dining at FIKA, more handcraft and cooking workshops and ongoing language classes to allow visitors to experience the ASI in many ways.


Try our Ring-A-Tour, an automated cell phone tour of the Turnblad Mansion and the Nelson Cultural Center. Dial 1-888-411-3155 and select English or Swedish.