Hear the Tales, Taste the Food


Hear the tales of the first Swedish settlers to Minnesota as you tour Gammelgarden’s historic buildings. Enjoy a Swedish lunch or Fika OR on the 4th Thursday in August and September – enjoy a full smorgasbord before or after your tour.

Hear the stories of the earliest Swedes in Minnesota, see how they lived, prayed and farmed. Tools were either brought with them or crafted here, fascinating to see how farming has changed. Could you have done it? Would you have left your homeland to come to this new land? All good questions.

Combine your guided tour of Gammelgården’s five historic buildings with Fika (Swedish coffee break); Smörgåsar Lunch or 4th Thursday Smörgåsbord. Combo tours are available May through September on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, (However, on the 4th Thursday, only our Smorgasbord is available). End the day with a stop at our Butik Gift Shop. All ages welcome! Arrangements and reservations are required 2 weeks in advance of your visit. Call 651-433-5053

OR join us for our annual Swedish Pig Roast AND Fiddlefest — Spelmansstämma on August 17. Come join the fun – fiddlers and non-fiddlers of all ages are welcome!