American Swedish Institute

  • Hours: Museum Hours: Tue., Th., Fri., Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Wed. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun., noon – 5 p.m.

THE AMERICAN SWEDISH INSTITUTE (ASI) is a vibrant arts and cultural organization, museum and historic home located at 2600 Park Avenue near downtown Minneapolis. ASI serves as a gathering place for people to share stories and experiences around universal themes of tradition, migration, craft and the arts, all informed by enduring ties to Sweden. With a campus including the Turnblad Mansion built in 1908 and the Nelson Cultural Center, which houses the award-winning FIKA Café' and the ASI Museum Store, added in 2012, ASI uses its resources to be a valuable community asset and integral partner. The Wall Street Journal called ASI "[a] model of how a small institution can draw visitors through exciting programming." For more information, visit or call 612-871-4907.


  • Accessible
  • Free Parking
    • Mansion Grand Hall, Salon & Den

      The main floor of the historic Turnblad Mansion is available for viewing and/or cocktail receptions with bar service and passed hors d'oeuvres. The upper floors feature exhibit space that may be open for viewing.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Reception 150
    • Paulson Hall

      Occupancy: 5 - 120
      Square Footage: 1,400

      Paulson Hall features a baby-grand piano, built-in sound, projector and screen.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 80
      Theater 120
    • Classrooms

      Occupancy: 5 - 25

      Classrooms are equipped with white boards and either conference or open-square set ups.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Conference 25
    • Stuga

      Stuga is our "little Swedish cabin in the woods". This space features Swedish themed decor and is perfect for a cozy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    • Larson Hall, Promenade & Terrace

      Occupancy: 50 - 400
      Square Footage: 3,744

      1100 square feet of pre-function space and an outdoor terrace included. Larson Hall is equipped with a built-in screen, projector and sound system. This space features natural light with shades and black-out capability.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 280
      Theater 300
      Reception 400
    • NCC Courtyard

      Only available during closed hours, the NCC Courtyard is nestled between the modern Nelson Cultural Center and the historic Turnblad Mansion. This space is perfect for large cocktail receptions or sit down dinners. It features natural landscaping with cafe and twinkle lights.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 200
      Theater 250
      Reception 800
    • FIKA

      only available during closed hours

    • Folke Bernadotte Conference Room

      Occupancy: 5 - 50
      Square Footage: 988

      equipped with built-in screen, projector, sound system, white boards and natural light

      Configuration Occupancy
      Banquet/Rounds 48
      Conference 28
      U-Shape 22
      Theater 60
    • Nelson Cultural Center

      Two floors of space including FIKA Cafe, Larson Hall, Promenade and Hopper Terrace. This space features a grand staircase and floor-to-ceiling windows along one wall.

      Configuration Occupancy
      Reception 700
American Swedish Institute Map


  • 2600 Park Avenue
  • Minneapolis, MN 55407