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Swedish American Museum

5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640-2101
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Unique and Thoughtful Museum

Want to know about your Northern European ancestors' journey to America, and their opportunities... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BonanJ
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Tiburon, California
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The admission is $6.00 but I was apart of a group so I paid $3.00. There were different sections of... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
231Liz
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Chicago, Illinois
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The Swedish American Museum Association (SAMAC) is committed to being a unifying force in the promotion of Swedish-American heritage and ethnic pride. SAMAC's primary purpose is to develop and maintain a permanent museum center that houses, collects, preserves and interprets its Swedish American collection and culture via exhibits and programs. The Museum Center provides for cultural and educational activities for its publics, including Scandinavian organizations and businesses, museum members, the Andersonville community and individuals young and old.
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5211 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640-2101
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Want to know about your Northern European ancestors' journey to America, and their opportunities and challenges? View Chicago's rich Swedish history, with a fun children's section and unique contemporary photographic and architectural exhibits.

Thank BonanJ
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The admission is $6.00 but I was apart of a group so I paid $3.00. There were different sections of the museum that detailed the immigrants' journey to the US. The tour guide talked more ahout him and his family than about the artifacts. The...More

Thank 231Liz
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Friendly, welcoming and filled with beautiful artifacts of generations past. I would have loved the children's section when I was young. I'm only have a small amount of Scandinavian heritage but I left here feeling a little more proud of my ancestors past, even though...More

Thank leannajenkins82
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Very vivid representations of the experiences of people coming to the U.S. from Sweden and their experiences over the years. We also took the tour of this Swedish-American part of the city, which had some surprises.

Thank 277emelina
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We stopped in last weekend. After a brief welcome and directions, we proceeded to the permanent exhibit "The Dream of America – Swedish Immigration to Chicago." I found this to be very well organized and informative. Midway through the exhibit, we came upon a section...More

Thank Arvid
Reviewed 2 May 2016

My grandparents were from the area and I was up visiting my cousin. I had heard of this museum and wanted to check it out, since I am trying to research my heritage. Cost is $4.00/adult. There is a small parking lot available on the...More

Thank L S
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I liked my visit to this small museum today, though it was a bit smaller than expected. The price is very reasonable, the staff friendly, and the exhibits informative. And the gift shop is very cool! Also seems like a great place for kids. Took...More

Thank eec317
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Our initial choice was the 3rd floor Childrens Museum. The hands on experience and history is unparalleled. The original furniture and utensils are historical and interesting. The cabin is a representation of frontier homes in America. The ship to America is amazing...More

Thank Geri C
Reviewed 12 June 2015

This is a small museum with special displays for children about immigration. They also offer genealogical research assistance by appointment for a small fee. Parking is a block west and limited or take CTA blue line and bus--think it was 92.

1  Thank JEHodges
Reviewed 12 June 2015

The museum tells the story of what the Swedish immigrants went through as they came to Chicago. It is very well done. You understand what their experience is like as you looked at the exhibits. There is also a separate floor that is set up...More

2  Thank Diane K
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