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Swedish American Museum

The Swedish American Museum has been active for 40 years in the heart of Andersonville, a traditionally Swedish area on the north side of Chicago. Andersonville, the “Little Sweden” of Chicago, is one of the most concentrated areas of Swedish heritage in the United States, with Swedish roots dating back to the 19th century. Tourists visit the area continually to sample Swedish food, buy gifts, visit the Museum, and partake in traditional Swedish holidays such as Midsommar and Julmiddag. 

This 24,000 square-foot cultural museum features two gallery spaces with special art exhibits, “The Dream of America” exhibit, the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration, a genealogy center, and a Museum Store. 

Additional Info

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Museum Store is open until 6 p.m. on Fridays

Children’s Museum
Mon-Thu: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.