Butik Gift Shop
Open from 10-4 Mon – Saturday and 1-4 on Sundays, the Butik gift shop sells books, sweaters, Scandinavian foods, Tomtes, Dala Horses, greeting cards, glassware, doll clothes and seasonal celebrations . Major credit cards accepted. Current Gammelgården members receive a 10% discount on all Butik purchases.
Our main exhibit in the Välkommen Hus and the Butik gift shop are open Monday-Saturday from 10-4 & Sunday 1-4, May-December free of charge. Guided tours of the five historic buildings are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 and 2:30pm. Journey back in time to the first Swedish settlement in Minnesota. Immerse yourself in daily life as an immigrant family would have back in the mid 1850’s. Children will enjoy their own “Tor the Tomte” tour brochure with artifacts to find in each building!
- Tour Admission $7
- Children under 12 FREE
Gammelgården Museum will create a special history day for your group. Begin with a history talk in our Välkommen Hus. Follow with a guided tour through our five historic buildings. End the day with a stop in our Butik gift shop. We can create and cater just the right event for your group. (minimum of 15 people for meal service – see Luncheon Tours tab below for menus). All ages welcome! Pre-arrangements and reservations can be made by calling 651-433-5053 or email here. *For our Swedish visitors, we have several Swedish Speaking Guides!
Your tour begins with a salad luncheon, American picnic or Swedish Smörgåsbord served at Elim Church, across the street from the museum. The meal is accompanied with a history talk. Follow with a guided tour of our five historic buildings. End the day with a stop in our Butik Gift Shop. We can create and cater just the right event for your group. All ages welcome! Pre-arrangements and reservations can be made by calling 651-433-5053 or email here.
*Prices are per person and includes tour admission. Minimum of 15 people for meal service.
**(Special Menus can be arranged.)
Field trips are available from May to mid October. Immerse your students in the immigrant/pioneer experience of the first Swedish settlement in Minnesota dating back to 1850, and give them the gift of living history! The day begins with an immigrant discussion in the Gathering Room of the Välkommen Hus followed by a full tour of all five historic buildings.
Admission for elementary age children is always free* at Gammelgården Museum!
Adult admission is $7.
*Additional activities may be added for a cost of $2.00 per child. Activities include games and crafts from the mid-1800’s. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day on our grounds complete with playground, picnic area and bathrooms.
Download Group Tours for Children Study Guide here.
Contact Kathy Bakke for reservations or additional information 651-464-1329
Click to Email Kathy for more information.
Looking for a new idea for a birthday party or celebration for children? Come to Gammelgården and let us do the preparation and clean-up! Click HERE for pricing information and theme ideas.
Immigrant: Comin’ to Amerika (Tell Your Story)
Our 2017 exhibit in the Välkommen Hus focuses on telling the immigrant story through a Swedish lens. Click here for exhibit photos and additional resources.
Artifacts are the items that people share with us at Gammelgården which we in turn use to tell the story of the Swedish immigrants and their lives. Often, these artifacts are presented to us as gifts of love because they represent family members now departed, but much loved and revered. We are always honored to receive the artifact and the story.
The artifacts highlighted here are all on display at Gammelgården; often during a tour, we are unable to share the whole story, so we do that here. Be sure to look for each of these artifacts when you come to visit and tour Gammelgården.
The artifacts we accept need to help tell the story of Swedish Immigration to Minnesota; especially relating to the years 1850 – 1880 as that is the time frame on which we focus. If you have artifacts to share, please contact Lynne Blomstrand Moratzka, Director.
- Folk Dress
- A Loom called “Mom”
- Birch Bark Basket
- Child’s Shoes
- Horn Spoons
- “Pancake” Cupboard
Scandia Farmers Market
Butik Gift Shop
The Scandia Butik Gift Shop carries books, sweaters, Scandinavian foods, Tomtes, Dala Horses, greeting cards, glassware, doll clothes and seasonal celebrations. Major credit cards accepted. Current Gammelgården members receive a 10% discount on all Butik purchases. Open 10-4 Monday-Saturday, 1-4 Sundays. Closed Holidays: Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day & Thanksgiving.
Special sales on Lutefisk Dinner Day.
Photographers & Photo Sessions
Gammelgården is the ideal location for various photo sessions, from family sessions to senior sessions – we’d love to host you. If you are a photographer looking to use Gammelgården as a location for your sessions, please consider becoming a supporting member to help with the upkeep of our grounds. *When on the grounds, please be respectful of paid tour groups, as they take precedence. Also, please do not move or rearrange our potted plants and other artifacts. We ask that no portraits are taken in the interior of any of the buildings.Thank you.