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“Getting To Know Solvang’s History & Art”
Review of Elverhoj Museum

Elverhoj Museum
Ranked #4 of 40 things to do in Solvang
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Owner description: Housed in the former home of a Solvang family, this musuem is devoted solely to Danish culture and the Danish-American experience.
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

To many, the food, wine, restaurants and bakeries of Solvang can be the highlight of their visit. But for me, this was clearly the highlight of our family’s trip.

History and art is very important in a culture. The museum is housed in a ‘historic hand-crafted structure’ styled to Denmark’s 18th century farmhouses.

The photos, artifacts and video depict the pioneering spirit of Danish-Americans. The gallery is spacious, and the surroundings just echo the colorful heritage of the Danish. The diorama was definitely a favorite of mine.

If you desire to know Solvang’s history and the heritage of Denmark, then this should be the first place to visit.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

This place is great, great staff, stories, and history. I loved the rooms so authentic and artifacts are interesting. They change the art work

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Danish history of area celebrated in pixs, artifacts, displays and art.Exhibits of regional art and danish pioneers who settled the area .Beautiful structure built in style of farmhouses in 18th century Denmark. Lots of memorabilia and displays and huge diorama of early Solvang. Very interesting and informative

1  Thank Thomas P
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

We learned so much Danish and Solvang history. This museum, located in a house built like a traditional Danish farmhouse and maintained by an organization was wonderful. The volunteers were so knowledgeable, it is located in a lovely neighborhood, the home itself, the artifacts, the history of Denmark and Solvang in videos, photographs, dioromas were just outstanding. It also has a peaceful air about it that was so refreshing after the bustle of central Solvang on a Sunday.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Sometimes you find something interesting where you least expect it. I enjoyed visiting this museum so much more than I thought I would. There was so much to see and learn about the town. Every room offered something new and different. Then there was the building in the back with the storks on the roof and a replica of the town. The docents were so nice and made you feel welcome. Don't leave Solvang without a visit here.

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