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Elverhoj Museum

1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA 93463-2704
+1 805-686-1211
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Danish history of area celebrated in pixs, artifacts, displays and art.Exhibits of regional art and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Thomas P
Los Angeles, California
Loved it!

We learned so much Danish and Solvang history. This museum, located in a house built like a... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
El Cerrito, 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA 93463-2704
+1 805-686-1211
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

1  Thank Thomas P
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...More

1  Thank LauranTony
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...More

1  Thank Batmom7
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Tucked away in a residential area of downtown Solvang - don't miss a visit to this really beautiful museum packed with local history and current exhibits.

Thank Friesian
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A cute little museum with interesting art and artifacts. Learn about the history of Solvang and understand how the community has grown and changed. A great experience, and a nice quick stop away from the touristy hub. Well worth the visit.

Thank ccdid10
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you're in Solvang, this place is a must visit. It's off the beaten path in a residential area (as the staff explains, that's because it was built as a personal residence by the owners themselves). The Danish culture and old time lifestyle is beautifully...More

Thank Pony101
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My boyfriend and I went ahead and checked out the museum to learn a little bit more about the city and the Danish culture. They museum does not charge a fee but they do accept $5 donations. The house/museum was actually made by the husband...More

Thank bbourgeois85
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a very interesting museum. It has a lot of Viking artifacts to see along with Danish works within the old house. I thought I knew most things about how Solvang was developed. This museum taught me much more. If like visiting museums, put...More

Thank JamesUKUSA69
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This cute Danish museum, Elverhoj Museum of Art and History (means elves on a hill), was previously owned by Viggo Brandt-Erichsen and wife Martha Mott Brandt-Erichsen. He was a sculptor and she was a painter. They donated their home to the preservation of Danish culture...More

3  Thank Lissa3891
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The museum is free and easy to do at your own pace. Though a few blocks away from all the shopping it is a pleasant walk, even when hot. It well explains how Solvang was founded and came to be the tourist spot it is...More

Thank TravelMan90277
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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.