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Elverhoj Museum

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Address: 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA 93464
Phone Number: 805-686-1211
Description: Housed in the former home of a Solvang family, this musuem is devoted...
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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A Real Piece of History

This place has a big story to tell--the building was constructed as a (large) home/studio by a very talented sculptor, who lived in it with his family for years, starting in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Los Osos, California
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Los Osos, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This place has a big story to tell--the building was constructed as a (large) home/studio by a very talented sculptor, who lived in it with his family for years, starting in the 1950's. It is decorated beautifully in Danish style--exhibits include a huge photo gallery of Solvang's growth, scale models, and original works by the former owner. there is usually... More 

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fremont,ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Learnt history of Solvang. Also the tools on display are the kind of the tools that we have been exposed to when we were at young age, brings memory back for me.

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Mesa, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Just off from the center of town, it in a beautifully restored Victorian home. Many exhibits on Danish life. The only thing I would have like to seen was more information about day-to -day life and more specific details on the culture and Danish-American society.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Interesting to see a bit of Solvang history. Some nice rooms telling the history of the first settlers

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New Delhi, India
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35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We went to Solvang in a group in October. A large part of our time went into this home turned museum which brilliantly encapsulates the journey of Solvang. It is a must-visit for all tourists to Solvang who want to feel the town beyond its yummy delicacies and souvenirs. The only disappointment about the museum is that it is too... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I thought the museum was a bit tucked away but well worth finding It was brilliant to see the story of the founding and settling of Solvang;s "SUNNY MEADOW" in the begining of the 20th century.. The children's wooden cradles and toys from Denmark were sweet to see and the story of the Danes determination to build a new life... More 

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Altadena
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is the place to learn about Solvang's history and a bit about Danish immigration. The house itself has quite a history, so it was an interesting visit. There's also a revolving art exhibit in one of the rooms. The staff was friendly and interesting to chat with. It's quite a small museum, but that just gives the opportunity to... More 

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california
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

This a quaint museum in a quite neighborhood of Solvang. The people in the museum were very friendly and informative. You can meander around the museum/home at your leisure. We bought the dvd the museum puts out on the history of Solvang which was very well done. This was a nice break from the tourist shops that line the streets... More 

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Hawaii
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I should probably begin this review by saying that I love visiting museums, so every place we go, I always look to see if the town/area has a museum. So, not surprisingly, the Elverhoj Museum was on my list of "places to visit" when we spent the week in Solvang. The museum is tucked away in a residential neighborhood, which... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This was a last minute attraction we visited out of obligation to someone's suggestion that we go. This "Elverhøj (...hoy?) Museum" is especially small. The gal who greets you seems fairly informed and loves to talk about the place, but the various craftspeople there don't seem quite as tuned in. I found that the women inside doing their spinning and... More 

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