Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum


With over 24,000 artifacts and an Open Air Division of 12 historic buildings, Vesterheim is a national treasure that showcases the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts, and explores the American immigrant experience. Step inside to discover stories of courage and beauty. You'll find a cabin made from a single tree, elaborate costumes, intricately carved butter molds, colorful painting, silver wedding crowns, woven tapestries, and even a boat that sailed the Atlantic Ocean. You won't believe what's inside! USA Today named Vesterheim one of "ten great places in the nation to admire American folk art." Open all year. Vesterheim is also a cultural center offering classes, festivals, group tours, and children's programs. Preserving a heritage. Connecting us all.


523 W. Water Street
Decorah, IA 52101


43.30400100, -91.79115900
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