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Erlander Home Museum

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The Erlander Home Museum is a cultural centerpiece of Rockford's Swedish ancestry community. The Erlander Home Museum Rockford's first Swedish-built brick home, built by John and IngaStina Erlander family in 1871. Restored to its original Victorian decor, the twelve-room home features collections that include Rockford-made furniture, a renowned collection of more than 50 dolls created by Charlotte Weibull and many artifacts recalling Swedish immigration to Northern Illinois and Rockford's Swedish heritage. The Museum is also located within the historic Haight Village of Rockford.

The Museum is open for tours weekly on Wednesdays and also by appointment.

In the winter and spring months, the Museum hold one tour at 10:00 am.
​Starting May 8th through September 25th, the Museum holds two tours, at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

For a full list of tour times, please visit the Events page on the Swedish Historical Society's website. 

All tours are guided and tours begin at the Nordic Cultural Center, located at 327 S. 3rd Street, Rockford, IL 61104.
​Cost of admission is $7 for non-members. Admission is free for members and children 4 and under. 

​Call 815-963-5559 to reserve your tour or email museum@swedishhistorical.org.  ​Please allow one week advanced notice time for requesting additional tour times, as tours are subject to volunteer and/or staff availability.​ The Erlander Home is currently not handicapped accessible. 

The Swedish Historical Society has reciprocating museum membership agreements with Swedish American Museum of Chicago, IL and Swedish Institute of Minneapolis, MN.

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  • Admission: $7 for non-members | Group rates for 10 or more available | Call or email one week in advance.
  • Hours: Museum tours are by appointment only. Please allow one week advance notice.
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