Guided Tours

We offer a number of guided tours of the Museum.

Docent-led group tours of The Dream of America: Swedish Immigration to Chicago exhibit are held once a month. These tours are best for people aged 12 and up and focus on the immigration from Sweden to Chicago. For dates please check our calendar. This tour is free with admission.

Docent-led Family Tours are also held once a month. The tour follow the CPS immigration curriculum and is the same tour that we offer for school groups. The tour focuses on immigration to the USA in general with Sweden used as an example. The tour is aimed at the whole family and best suited for people aged 6 and up. This is a family tour so parents need to stay with their children at all times. For dates please check our calendar. This tour is free with admission.

It is possible to schedule a private group tour. These guided tours must be pre-scheduled to ensure the availability of a docent to guide your group. We can accommodate groups of up to 60 people for a docent-led tour. The tour is included in the admission price with a minimum of 6 participants in the group tour (it is possible to book a tour for less people but minimum payment is $24 for an adult tour and $18 for a family or senior tour). To book a private group tour please fill out the form below. Please include the number of people in your group.

We also offer school tours. For more information on those please click here.

In addition over the summer we hold a Walking tour of Andersonville. Learn about the Swedish heritage in Andersonville with a guided tour led by the Swedish American Museum. Cost is $15 per person and includes admission to the Museum and a copy of the walking tour booklet. Guided tours start and end at the Museum every other Thursday starting July 30 through September.

For walking tour reservations click here and for other types of reservations please fill out the form below.