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House of Emigrants

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For those with Swedish roots and want to learn more about why and how their ancestors emigrated to... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
History of Swedish emigration

Was so Very curious about why 1/6 of Sweden’s population immigrated to America around the turn of... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
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Vilhelm Mobergs gata 4, Vaxjo 352 29, Sweden
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Reviewed September 14, 2018

For those with Swedish roots and want to learn more about why and how their ancestors emigrated to the U.S., this is a very informative museum. Sure, it doesn't have the interactive displays like most museums do nowadays, but there is a lot to take...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Was so Very curious about why 1/6 of Sweden’s population immigrated to America around the turn of the century. A lot of my questions were answered by the chronological display at this museum. It was easy to understand and showed where most of the people...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband’s grandmother was born in the USA as her parents left Sweden during hard times. She came back to Sweden as times weren’t easy there either. There was so much information it was actually overwhelming but we learned so much it was worth all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This interesting little museum is located in the centre of Vaxjo, just on the shore of Lake Vaxjosjohn, a beautiful and peaceful place. The interesting exhibits enlighten about the life and times of the Swedes who chose to emigrate in the last century, covering about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank keepmovin63
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Extremely interesting information on the Swedish emigraton, many interesting facts and things I've never heard about. On the downside, everything presented in a rather old-fashioned way and almost all of the "telephones" on which one could listen to some stories were broken. I had the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the exhibit and found photos from our home state and even one of a relative. It was a bit sobering to read about the Ellis Island experience and o realize that not all who sought refuge were admitted. If you are interested in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KathyJ166
Reviewed May 10, 2018

Very interesting and thorough exhibition on immigration to America from Sweden. Very well built and with many different aspects of it. The exhibition is somewhat worn, so you can see that it has been up for a while. Some parts of it does not work....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Hanna937
Reviewed September 12, 2017

A very nice museum covering the history of swedes that emigrated to the USA. Why, how, where and so on. In a very nice way.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mael_88
Reviewed July 28, 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Pamwiltravel
Reviewed June 18, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
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