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Private Group Tours

Bring your group of 10 or more people to visit ASI’s awe-inspiring campus that boasts the best of the old and the new. Experience Minneapolis’ first private residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and discover internationally acclaimed exhibitions traveling from the Nordic region. 

Private Tour Information

Duration: 1 hour
Timing: Tours available during open hours

  • Tuesday through Saturday 
  • 10am or 1pm

Focus: Chose between a Historic House Tour or focus on the Current Exhibition
Group size: 10 - 30 people
Cost: Includes general admission to the museum so you can linger and explore after your tour

  • $15 per person for Historic House Tour or 
  • $20 per person for Current Exhibition Tour.  

Booking: Must book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance
Interested? Fill out the Private Group Tour Inquiry Form or email 

Historic House Tour

Historic House Tour
The Turnblad Mansion 

Available year-round

Your group tour includes a guided experience through the exquisite 33-room Turnblad Mansion. Hear the stories and vision behind this elaborate Park Avenue home.

Learn about the Turnblad family who once lived here and donated their wealth to become what is now ASI. Discover the crafted details of this historic house, from the intricate woodcarvings to ornate Swedish ceramic stoves (kakelugnar).

Interested in the tour? Fill out the Private Group Tour Inquiry Form or email 

Current Exhibition Tour

Current Exhibition Tour
The Vikings Begin 

May 17 to October 27, 2019

The Vikings Begin, is the Midwest premiere of an extraordinary collection of early Viking boat burial artifacts on view from May 17–October 27, 2019.  The magnificent installation features Viking helmets, swords, jewelry, glass vessels, bowls and other objects with historical significance, that tell stories about the people buried with them and the society they belonged to. The exhibition is on its first tour outside of Scandinavia and was produced by Sweden’s Uppsala University and its Gustavianum museum. It is informed by new research by prestigious University experts Neil Price, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson, and John Ljungkvist that has led to deeper understandings about Viking culture. The Vikings Begin exhibition is presented by Viking® cruises.

Interested in this tour? Fill out the Private Group Tour Inquiry Form or email 

The Vikings Begin