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Swedish American Museum Center

5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL, 60640, United States
TEL: (773) 728-8111

An homage to Swedish-American history and culture, this three-story museum is located in Andersonville, one of the country's most concentrated areas of Swedish culture. Established in a small log cabin in 1976, the museum is now a 24,000-square-foot facility housing a special exhibit gallery as well as a permanent exhibit entitled "The Dream of America – Immigration to Chicago." There, visitors find authentic artifacts, including passports, folk crafts, and household items. The Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration features hands–on exhibits just for kids, such as a replica of a century–old Swedish farmhouse where young patrons can milk a cow.

Insider Tip:

After exploring the museum, adult visitors can cross the street to Simon's Tavern for authentic hot or frozen grög (mulled wine).

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Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Handicapped Accessible

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