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Elverhoj Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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love this little house

this little time capsule is gorgeous and well kept. it is maintained by donations they don't charge... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Livermore, California
Solvang's rich history

It's a short walk from downtown Solvang. The museum is free but donations is generously accepted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Renato L
San Diego, California
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Housed in the former home of a Solvang family, this musuem is devoted solely to Danish culture and the Danish-American experience.
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1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA 93463-2704
+1 805-686-1211
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this little time capsule is gorgeous and well kept. it is maintained by donations they don't charge but ask for a small donation like 5 dollars it is like walking back in time to and old village and they also have a small art gallery...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a short walk from downtown Solvang. The museum is free but donations is generously accepted. It's not a big museum, it's actually a house donated to the city to be the repository of the history for the community. Take a guided tour only in...More

Thank Renato L
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We love visiting Solvang, but it took us a few trips to finally get around to visiting the Elverhoj. It's a decent sized house built by early residents of the area. The architecture and construction details were fun to examine. There's a good selection of...More

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 2 August 2018

When you come to the town of Solvang be sure to visit this museum because the docent had volumes of history. Also we learned our way around from here after renting a four passenger bike earlier. The art work of Nancy Yaki was on display...More

2  Thank Joestuffsda
Reviewed 11 July 2018

My family of four visited Solvang on July 1, we stopped at the visitor center for some advice on what to see, the woman there directed us to the Elverhoj Museum as they were only open until 4pm that day. We walked the 3 blocks...More

1  Thank Julie T
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a gem you shouldn't miss. It is small but has a lot of interesting times from the early days of the Danish settlement in Solvang. They also have a small art gallery. The docents were great and very quick to show, and explain...More

1  Thank fungramma51
Reviewed 12 June 2018

We spent a delightful time meandering through this former home, now museum. The other reviews give insights into the amazing craftsmanship that went into building this former home in the traditional Danish style. Having recently been to Denmark we loved seeing the detail & historical...More

1  Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Everything ... repeat everything ... is hand crafted by the original owner artist. The right side is the workshop with huge doors to allow handling large scultpures. The left side is the original home, now turned into a museum. Even the front door is hand-carved...More

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 29 April 2018

A simple and fantastic museum with all the history of the city. Plan on 60 minutes or less. Located i a unique home which was built without any nails. The house itself is a marvel. The rooms in the house show the furnishing of the...More

2  Thank vermeling
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This is an interesting museum and a short walk from downtown. We talked to a volunteer who was making lace, saw a kitchen with cabinets painted with flowers, saw other historical displays of Solvang.

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Hanh N
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It's open Wednesday through Sunday. All details can be found on the Elverhoj website. Trip Advisor does not allow the posting of websites here, but if you Google Elverhoj Museum you will find it.