Swedish American Museum

5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640- Map It
(773) 728-8111

AAA Editor Notes

Swedish American Museum is at 5211 N. Clark St. Located in the North Side neighborhood of Andersonville, historic hub of the city's Swedish immigrant community, the three-story museum describes Swedish immigration to Chicago, which reached its peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. First-floor exhibits of sculpture, artwork and crafts by Swedish and Swedish-American artists change periodically, and on the second floor you'll find Dream of America, the museum's permanent collection of well-labeled historic items that portray the Swedish immigrant story including traditional clothing and household objects Swedes brought with them from their homeland. The Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration on the third floor features interactive displays and hands-on activities. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$4; $3 (ages 65+, children and students with ID); free (under age 1 and on second Tues. of the month); $10 (family, 2 adults and up to 3 children).
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. 11-4. Children's museum Mon.-Thurs. 1-4 (also second Tues. of the month 10-1), Fri. 10-4, Sat.-Sun. 11-4. Closed major holidays.