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Washington Island Stavkirke

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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beautiful church in a wild garden

This replica of a medieval Nordic church is a must-see on any trip to Washington Island. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Annette F
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Brookfield, Illinois
Beautiful!

It doesn't take long to see the place, but it is quite beautiful and free, so definitely worth the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1763 Town Line Rd, Washington Island, WI 54246-9110
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This replica of a medieval Nordic church is a must-see on any trip to Washington Island. The building is open for unscheduled visits on your own, but does hold services. There are charming wild gardens and a prayer trail. The wooden structure is built with...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It doesn't take long to see the place, but it is quite beautiful and free, so definitely worth the stop.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank RhodaK327
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hand built Church in the Scandinavian tradition. The do hold prayer services the. Wonderful prayer walk with scripture plaques to guide you.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was on our list of top 3 attractions for visiting Washington Island and riding the Washington Island Ferry Line on our Honeymoon. It was worth it. The Stavkirke replica is beautiful, and is open to walk around inside and sign your name in a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hand crafted replica church. So many details. The best part was the prayer walk behind the church. Bible verses at each stop along the way. Well worth the time and refreshes the soul.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank MaryW960
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a replica, built in 1991, of a Norwegian Stavkirke (stave church) built in 1105. Still looks very fresh and new. Workmanship is fantastic. Wish there hadn’t been a bunch of kids running around, pretty sure it would be a peaceful place otherwise.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank gwensojdelius
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived before 10am, so we had the church to ourselves. It was an interesting stop, there is a brochure inside that explains everything. There is a small circle of parking outside and a little garden area with a trail off of it to travel...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank prheitzman
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

Neat history lesson and doesn’t take but 30-45 minutes. If you are on the island you should make this a stop. Make sure to read the pamphlet.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PapyCM
Reviewed June 12, 2019

Always enjoy the prayer walk. It is not too long with Bible verses along the way. Beautiful church building at the end.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Holly B
Reviewed June 2, 2019

What a lovely replica of a Norwegian church in the middle of a peaceful forest. There is a path surrounding it where you can meditate by walking or sitting on a bench. The church is very peaceful inside as well as outside. It was built...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Contact Trinity Lutheran Church across the street.
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