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Gammelgarden Museum

20880 Olinda Trail North, Scandia, MN 55073
+1 651-433-5053
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Swedish Past in Minnesota

First time here and glad I came. There are some kids areas to play, picnic tables, tennis court... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karl E
Great day

Me and my husband went on a day trip and stopped to see it. The tour guide was wonderful, and we... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Stephanie F
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Medina, Minnesota
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20880 Olinda Trail North, Scandia, MN 55073
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here and glad I came. There are some kids areas to play, picnic tables, tennis court and old buildings with a historic past. Multiple buildings on the property and they will give you a tour (not sure if there is a charge for...More

Thank Karl E
Gammelgarden, Public Relations Manager at Gammelgarden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit! Check out our website for tours, coffees, teas and sausage making classes! Maybe come back for Swedish meatballs & lutfisk in November or Lucia Dagen in December!

Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband went on a day trip and stopped to see it. The tour guide was wonderful, and we had some experts(from Sweden) on the tour. The houses were wonderful.

Thank Stephanie F
Sarah P, Public Relations Manager at Gammelgarden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for your note. We appreciate all comments (especially the good ones) as we are powered by volunteers. Thank you again and we hope you come back. We have some fun activities coming up, check out the website.

Reviewed 1 September 2017

We LOVED the tour of this extensive and fascinating array of buildings and objects from (and depicting) the early Swedish and Lutheran settlers of Minnesota. Too often local little museums are just lots of odd salvaged pieces thrown together, but this is a well-curated and...More

Thank drfertig
Sarah P, Public Relations Manager at Gammelgarden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review. I have passed on your comments to Natalie. It's always nice to see good reviews. We are powered by volunteers so any and all good words are very much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope you come...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We visited on a very hot Saturday when few visitors were there. Our tour guide, Natalie, a college student, was just delightful. She took us into all the main outdoor buildings (Lutheran church, pastor's home, the barn, the cottage (stuga) and gave details about the...More

Thank Johnson747
Sarah P, Public Relations Manager at Gammelgarden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Gammelgarden. It's always good to receive such nice reviews. We hope you come back again. If you are in the area in mid August- we have our Spelmansstama (Fiddle Fest) on August 19. Hope you enjoy...More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great family fun and beautiful picturesque views and playground for family gatherings. An ideal setting for family pics. We used them for elementary field trips and the kids had so much fun.

1  Thank Kimberly G
Gammelgarden, Communications Director at Gammelgarden Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. We love having school groups visit us. Hope you can make it back this summer. Midsommar Dag is coming up! June 24th.

Reviewed 25 July 2016

A family group looking for an interesting afternoon found this museum on line and visited it from a Minneapolis suburb. We were most pleasantly surprised by the organization and presentation of this site of the earliest Swedish parish in the state. The museum headquarters building...More

Thank Badgerhoosier
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Good Scandinavian museum showcasing buildings that have been moved in and restored. They are furnished in 1850 period. $7 admission.

Thank yankeclipper
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This museum was established in 1972 to preserve, present and promote Swedish immigrant heritage. I was part of a tour taking a journey back in time to the first Swedish settlement in Minnesota. There are five old, fully furnished buildings in Gammelgarden that show the...More

1  Thank MariaP1779DE
Reviewed 26 June 2015

The Gammelgarden Museum has a main building with Swedish art, furniture, etc., which was free to browse. I think some of the displays change from time to time. There was a special display of Swedish copper works. Also, in the main building is a gift...More

2  Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed 21 April 2015

Being of Swedish Descent this is an interesting place to visit. The volunteers are very enthusiastic. Kind of humbling to visit when you realize that just a couple of generations ahead of us lived like this.

1  Thank CaptainDan330
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