Free day at Swedish American Museum
Where: Swedish American Museum, 5211 N Clark St., (773) 728-8111
When: Free admission the second Tuesday of every month Regular admission: Adults $6; Children/students/seniors $4; Families $15. Members and children under the age of one are always free. You get full access to the museum on free days. Free Chicago Museum Days
Even if you’re not Swedish this museum is very interesting covering immigration to the US and the Swedish communities history in the US and Chicago. There are interesting exhibits that are labeled well as well as interesting artifacts. If you look at everything and read everything you can cover the 24,000 square-foot museum in a couple hours. The top floor is Brunk Children’s Museum.
Leave extra time in the area to shop and dine
Middle Eastern Bakery and Grocery 1512 W Foster, 773-561-2224 and Grill 773-561-1853. An excellent bakery and grill with fantastic prices.
Andersonville Galleria, 5247 N Clark St, 773-878-8570. Retail market with over 100 vendors (many local) offering apparel, jewelry, artwork, and more.
Lady Gregory, 5260 N Clark St., 773-271-5050. Good food and prices. Extensive scotch and whiskey menu. There are many other restaurants. This is where we ate and drank too much scotch!
The Swedish American Museum has been active for 40 years in Andersonville. Andersonville is a traditionally Swedish area on the north side of Chicago. The “Little Sweden” of Chicago, is one of the most concentrated areas of Swedish heritage in the United States, with Swedish roots dating back to the 19th century.
The 24,000 square-foot cultural museum features two gallery spaces with special art exhibits, “The Dream of America” exhibit, the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration, a genealogy center and our Museum Store. All areas are wheelchair accessible.
Contact the Museum at 773.728.8111 to reserve a guided tour for your group or click here for more information about tours, parking and our hours of operation.