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House of Emigrants (Svenska Emigrantinstitutet)

Museiparken, Vaxjo 352 34, Sweden
+46 470 201 20
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A good exhibit about the emigration of Swedes in pursuit of the American Dream

1.3 million Swedes, mostly very poor, made the journey to North America between 1850 and 1920. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pamwiltravel
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Arcata, California
Underwhelming

Based on the reviews we read, we expected much more than what we found. We decided to travel 90... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Keith K
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  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
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Museiparken, Vaxjo 352 34, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1.3 million Swedes, mostly very poor, made the journey to North America between 1850 and 1920. The exhibit is well laid out, and there are plenty of signs in English. So many Swedes emigrated to Chicago that Chicago became the second largest Swedish populated city,...More

Thank Pamwiltravel
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Based on the reviews we read, we expected much more than what we found. We decided to travel 90 minutes out of our way to learn more about our Swedish ancestors who emigrated to the U.S. in the 1870's. What we found was basic information...More

Thank Keith K
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Interesting place. As a non-swede I learned a lot about Sweden. Want to know more about the why and how swedish people went to the US? This is the place to visit.

Thank Marnix B
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very thorough presentation of the wave of a million Swedes that left the country 1860-1930 in search of better lives in North America in the wake of over-population in Sweden at the time.

1  Thank ch6006hc
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Our home state, Minnesota, has one of the biggest Swedish-American communities in the USA. In fact, we have ancestors who emigrated. The displays, well described in English, explained why and how all these people came to America, and what they contributed when they arrived. We...More

2  Thank tallpinesCO
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Got a grandparent who's a Swedish immigrant? The compact displays here explain who emigrated, where they went and what they accomplished in their new homeland. A must!

Thank Ellen P
Reviewed 4 May 2016

Nice museum with lots of information and displays. Worth a visit if you're interested in the mass emigration of Swedes to the USA.

Thank Impa88
Reviewed 22 October 2015

I enjoyed this museum which is devoted to telling the stories of the people who left Sweden and emigrated (mostly) to North America. The exhibits are in both Swedish and English and are very well done. I would have perhaps liked to see a bit...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Pretty cool and helps one understand the Swedish obsession with America and its lifestyle. Much like us Irish...they have a huge amount of Ex-Pats.

Thank stephenmaher
Reviewed 12 September 2015

The museum details the emigration of the Swedish people in the 1840s to early nineteen hundreds. Descriptions are also in English and audio stories are available at some of the exhibits. we were tracing ancestors in the region and the visit to the museum was...More

Thank gailandt0m
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