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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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Interesting little museum about 3 blocks from the heart of town. The docents were really friendly... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
San Jose, Ca
Unexpected contemporary art exhibit

Although it looks like a house, this museum has many different areas that appeal to all ages. I... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2016
Santa Ynez, 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 6 June 2016

Interesting little museum about 3 blocks from the heart of town. The docents were really friendly and knowledgable. Enjoyed the video of the recollections of old Solvang residents.

1  Thank LMRah
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Although it looks like a house, this museum has many different areas that appeal to all ages. I enjoyed the current contemporary art exhibit, but the historical exhibits and very pleasant outdoor garden area appealed to my friends. This was an unexpected treat.

1  Thank ShannonOliveoil
Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a great museum for learning about the history of Solvang. This museum is free. (They do have a donation box, but there is no pressure to donate.) The docents we met were very knowledgable and friendly. The museum is in a home built...More

2  Thank Beth B
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Elverhoj (Elves Hill) Museum is a hidden little gem in Solvang. Literally. It is set in a neighborhood where you just wouldn't stumble upon it. In fact, we found it in a small article in one of those local area visitor magazines you find in...More

1  Thank Mister-Markie
Reviewed 11 February 2016

This is a beautiful small museum/art gallery. They were changing exhibits in the gallery while we were there, but we could peek in and see what was going up. The museum/home is lovely! I love the kitchen area! They also have a nice shop! This...More

2  Thank sandrai601
Reviewed 4 January 2016

It's a cute museum in a structure that was designed like a Danish farmhouse in the 18th century. The place is small but is full of pictures, paintings, literature, and even a room with a dollhouse (my favorite) explaining the heritage of Danish Americans. You...More

Thank tameia
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Good background on Solvang's origins and Danish culture. $ 5 suggested and voluntary admission donation. Small but interesting museum and art space that doesn't take long to get through, in a nearby residential area close to retail activity of this small, fun town.

Thank bradtheman
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This small museum located off the main thoroughfare of Solvang is a gem waiting to be explored. The museum board offers wonderful art exhibits and gives visitors a rare glance of the history of this lovely Danish community. Worth a short walk off the main...More

1  Thank Pat R
Reviewed 8 October 2015

For a small museum, this packs quite a punch. There is a video, and of course, several rooms to view of the way things once were. We spent much more time here than we initially expected because of how interesting it was. There was an...More

1  Thank Pioneer239957
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

The volunteers at the Elverhoj Museum were courteous, helpful, and knowledgeable, and the displays and art gallery were very good.

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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.