Take a 2-hour trip in the historic Helsinki

July 1–August 31
Thu-Mon at 10–12 am
Image: Heinrich Iffland (1922–1939) / MFA


How is the history of Finland mirrored in Helsinki's architecture? How was Finnish national identity shaped by the country's relationship with its powerful neighbors, Sweden and Russia?
Helsinki is defined by remarkable buildings that reflect its rich history. To celebrate 100 years of Finnish independence in 2017, the Museum of Finnish Architecture is organizing foot tours in the Helsinki city center.
In the tours, you learn about Finnish history, people, building materials and techniques that make Helsinki the attractive city it is today. Helsinki is compact, which makes it ideally suited for a foot tour that meanders by buildings from the early 19th century to those of the late 20th century.
Start: Statue of Alexander II of Russia, Senate Square
End: Railway Station
Price: 10/5€
About the organizer
The tours are organized by the Museum of Finnish Architecture. The guide, Gayle McKeen, is an experienced tour guide, who has conducted walking tours in Chicago for the Chicago Architecture Foundation. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago and has taught at major universities in the United States and the United Kingdom.