Step Back in History
Gammelgården | old farm
Established in 1972, Gammelgården Museum of Scandia honors the Swedish immigrants who founded the community and celebrates the story of all immigrants to their new land. With eight open-air museums throughout Minnesota, Gammelgården Museum is the only one of this type in Washington County. Focusing on history, art, and culture, Gammelgården is the singular open-air museum devoted to preserving, presenting, and promoting Swedish immigrant heritage in the United States.
Housed in six buildings on the historic gammelgården, or old farm, where the community of Scandia was first established, Gammelgården invites visitors to step back in time, experience the stories of Swedish immigrants, and relate them to their own family immigration stories.