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Gammelgården Museum

Gammelgården Museum

"Gammelgården" means Old Farm in Swedish. Here visitors can step back in history and experience the lives of early Swedish immigrants in the only open air museum devoted to Swedish immigration in the United States.

Today, in buildings that have been carefully preserved and restored, visitors can get a glimpse of the daily lives of these immigrants and participate in events and classes to learn more about the culture and times of the immigrants.

Visit the many buildings on Gammelgården Museum’s 11 acres site. Your tour guide will give a lots of information about the Välkommen Hus, Präst Hus, Gammel Kyrkan, Ladugård, Immigrant Hus and Swedish Stuga.

LOCATION

Gammelgården Museum

20880 Olinda Trail North, P.O. Box 62, Scandia, MN 55073

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Accessibility Information

PARKING INFO

A free parking lot is available on museum grounds including accessible parking spots for persons with disabilities.

PUBLIC HOURS

Gammelgården Museum of Scandia is open May 1st through December 23rd.

There are other times from January through April when the museum is open. Please call ahead during those months to ensure the museum and gift shop are open.

The grounds are open throughout the year.

The hours of operation from May 1st through December 23rd are:

Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday – CLOSED
Wednesday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sunday – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

PUBLIC ADMISSION FEES

Walking the Museum Grounds

Throughout the year, Gammelgården Museum of Scandia is a beautiful and peaceful place to spend time. See the exterior of the buildings, explore the prairie, and look and listen for wildlife.

Tours

Take a journey back in time as you experience what immigrant life was like in the 1850’s as you tour the first Swedish settlement in Minnesota. Our guided tours provide a glimpse into the daily lives of early immigrants. You’ll be immersed in history as you visit our historic buildings and see artifacts on display.

Begin in the Välkommen Hus for the history of Gammelgården Museum of Scandia and early Swedish immigration to Minnesota. Next, tour our five historic buildings with your guide. Finally, view the exhibit on display in the Passage Room of the Välkommen Hus and visit the Butik.

May 1st to Mid-October

Walk-in Tours

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – 1:30 PM

$7 admission

Children under 12, free of charge

Reservations are not required

Group Tours (10 or more)

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

$7 admission

Children under 12, free of charge

Reservations are required two weeks prior to your visit. Please email us at

director@gammelgardenofscandia.org

Student Field Trips

Teachers and homeschooling parents are invited to Gammelgården of Scandia for students to learn about early immigration to Minnesota.

$7 admission

Children under 12, free of charge

Reservations are required two weeks prior to your visit.

Please email us at director@gammelgardenofscandia.org

Swedish-speaking guides are available. Please call to make arrangements prior to your visit.

 

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