Whether you are visiting for the first time, have joined as member, or have made the ASI a special part of your annual traditions, public tours are an excellent way to explore the Mansion, view the new ASI exhibitions with an informative guide and discover more about this historic Minneapolis landmark and everything that happens here. Public tours are included with museum admission and do not require reservations.
Fest! Merry Mansion, Tour the ASI’s Holiday Rooms
Offered at noon, Tuesdays – Sundays, November 14, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Experience one of Minneapolis’ most talked about holiday destinations – the ASI’s 2017-18 Holiday Rooms, a celebratory exploration of the Nordic holiday traditions practiced in homes across Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland, and a room by community guests from the Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans in Minnesota to honor Romanian customs. This year’s theme is Fest! Merry Mansion. Included with museum admission.
Turnblad Mansion Tours
Offered at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday - Sunday, each day the museum is open.
Explore the exquisite 33-room Turnblad Mansion from top to bottom, including detailed woodcarvings, sculpted ceilings and the handcrafted Swedish tile stoves. Learn about the fascinating Turnblad family, the architecture of their castle, the history of the American Swedish Institute and immigrant life in early Minneapolis.
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.
Private Group Tours
Whether you want to visit the historic Turnblad Mansion, the contemporary Nelson Cultural Center or get in-depth information about a specific ASI exhibition, ASI can customize a tour for your private group. Sizes may range from 10-60 attendees and tours are ideal for holiday parties, reunions, corporate team building, social clubs and international guests. Learn about Group Tour Options.