Last updated: 2/15/2012
Scandia, Minnesota
Street Address
20880 Olinda Trail
Scandia, MN 55025
Mailing Address
9885 202ND ST N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
Gammelgarden Museum open from May 1 to October 15, Scandia Butik and Valkhommen Hus open May 1 to December 23
Sunday1 PM - 4 PM
Monday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Guided Tours of Historic Buildings: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday Admission for tours: Adults $5.00, Children under 12 FREE (We have a Children's Companion Brochure that is complimentary and fun for children!)
Museum Type(s)
Lynne Blomstrand Moratzka, Director
phone: 612-641-3419
Julie Erickson, Marketing

GammelKyrkan - oldest Lutheran church in Minnesota

Gammelgarden Museum: Established in 1972 to Preserve, Present and Promote Swedish Immigrant Heritage

Gammelgarden (old, small farm) Museum is located in Scandia, Minnesota - the first Swedish settlement in Minnesota near the St Croix River and 30 minutes north of St Paul. Our 5 historic buildings, fully furnished with period artifacts, tell the story of the wave of Swedish immigration beginning in the 1850's. Our GammelKyrkan (old church) is the oldest Lutheran church still surviving in Minnesota and dates to 1856. Worship services are each Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on Lucia Dagen in December. The visitor center or Valkhommen Hus is built in the Swedish style and houses more exhibits, a meeting space and large gift shop featuring the best of Sweden.

Educational Programs

School and Group Tours

Gammelgarden Museum offers private group or school tours. Contact our museum at 651-433-5053 or email us at to arrange private tours with or without catered meals. School Groups may want to visit our website to download our study guides.

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