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Elverhoj Museum

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Address: 1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang, CA 93463-2704
Phone Number: 805-686-1211
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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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Danish lifestyle captured!

Small but beautiful museum. Walking around the house, a typical Danish structure, where no nails are used in the construction, we could learn how the Dutch lived. The video took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JupiterNine
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but beautiful museum. Walking around the house, a typical Danish structure, where no nails are used in the construction, we could learn how the Dutch lived. The video took us back in time to when the City of Solvang was being built and how they grew up. We also saw a nice collection of Art in an adjoining room.... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Elverhoj Museum is housed in an historical Solvang house. The museum is accessible to people of all ages, featuring interpretive exhibits and staffed by friendly, knowledgeable docents. The museum also rotates art shows through its gallery, often featuring interesting and famous works of art, as well as the work of local artists. I recommend a visit to the Elverhoj... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful museum. Excellent collection of local history and Danish products. Learned quite a bit about Solvang history and Danish immigration to California. The staff was welcoming and answered all of our questions. Definitely worth a visit.

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Villa Park, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

When I visit a new city I love to understand it's history. This museum is charming and enjoyable. The video with interviews of local danes is really sweet. It's definitely worth the visit.

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Norwalk, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

The museum tells you about the history of the Dutch settlers in Solvang. Its very educational and intresting.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Entrance is free but you can give an donation. Surprisingly its cute, clean, artistic and informative. With rooms of display, artwork and even an area for lego play. The rooms are finely decorated. Its also cool inside while the outside is hot. Highly recommended for a visit. Its a bit far from the main street.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Pleasant staff and a lot to see about the Danish culture. Very informative. I purchased some literature for my family.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We walked to the Elverhoj Museum through the town, and it was little out-of-the-way. You may want to drive, but the walk was fun. The museum was fascinating as it told the story of the area both historically and currently, and of the immigrants that settled there. You really got a feeling for the people and places through the exhibits.... More 

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San Jose, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 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.

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Santa Ynez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 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.

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