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Historic Cottage Walks

  • Good Templar Park 528 East Side Drive Geneva, IL, 60134 United States (map)

 Tour historic Swedish “tiny houses” known as Stugas on guided tours at Good Templar Park ($10- adults). Moderate activity level - uneven ground. Visit our Lingonberry Cafe and Bakery for tasty Swedish treats. 

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New Swedish Taxi Tour Helps Residents Learn More about Geneva’s Heritage

by Logan Hanson

The brand new Swedish Taxi will take passengers to some of the best heritage events in Geneva when it opens operations on Saturday, June 24 in the East parking lot of the newly renovated Ashland Center Building at the corner of Third and Hamilton. The Taxi will run from ten in the morning to five in the evening and will take travelers to historic Good Templar Park where they will be able to attend multiple events including: cottage tours, the Viking Ship and the Rosemaling show. The Taxi ride costs one $1 donation to Good Templar Park per rider.

The cottage tours will allow visitors to view and go inside Scandinavian style “Stugas” as tour guides describe the history of each unique tiny house and the park itself. Don’t forget to go to the Lingonberry Café and Swedie Pie’s Bakery after your tour and grab some delicious, authentic Scandinavian food and treats. Tours are $10 for adults and kids are free so make sure to bring the whole family!

Passengers will also be able to see the famous Viking Ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Good Templar Park. The Viking Ship tours and presentation will run from 1 PM-4 PM and costs just $5 for adults so come and see a piece of Chicago and Geneva history!

Another event Taxi riders will be able to visit is the Rosemaling show and sale in the Community House of Good Templar Park. At the show, guests will be able to view decorative Norwegian folk paintings and enjoy a sale of pieces of Rosemaling by member artists that will be on display at the event. Come meet the artists of these one of a kind Rosemaling pieces

Come enjoy some of the best Scandinavian heritage events Geneva has to offer on Saturday June 24 at Good Templar Park! Just catch a ride from the Swedish Taxi at the Ashland Center at the corner of Third and Hamilton!

For further information: Go to the Good Templar Booth at Sweden Vast on the corner of Fourth and State street. 


Earlier Event: June 18
Viking Ship
Later Event: June 25
Historic Cottage Walks