Hours And Admissions


Open daily
May 1 to October 31: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
November 1 to April 30: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Museum Store
Open daily all year: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The museum and store are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and Easter.


  • Adults - $10
  • Ages 7-18 - $5
  • Seniors 65+ - $8
  • Museum members - free, other member benefits listed here.
  • Luther College students, faculty, and staff - free
  • First Thursday of each month - free admission

Vesterheim is part of a reciprocal network for historical museums and sites, the Time Travelers Program. If you are a member of a museum that participates in the program, you receive $1.00 off Vesterheim admission and 10% off in the Museum Store.

All active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and up to five family members receive free admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day through the Blue Star Museums program. Please show military ID upon arrival.

Take your time and tour Vesterheim’s Main Building at your own pace. There is a lot to see. If you want to see it all, we’d advise a full day. Don’t have that long? Check out What to See in an Hour.

Guided tours of the museum’s Open Air Division are included with admission price and are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. daily May 1 through Oct. 31. (Tours occasionally take place at different times. Please confirm tour time with a desk attendant upon your arrival, or call ahead.)

Accessibility: All areas of the Main Building, Westby-Torgerson Education Center, Amdal-Odland Heritage Center, and the Bethania Lutheran Church are wheelchair accessible, but some of the historic buildings in the Open Air Division are not. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please let us know if any member of your party requires special accommodation or assistance.

Photography: You may take non-flash photos throughout the museum complex for personal, noncommercial use only, and we encourage you to share your favorite shots on Facebook, Flickr, TripAdvisor, Yelp, and other social networking sites. All flash photography is prohibited and commercial use of images of Vesterheim’s collections or grounds is strictly forbidden without prior written consent. High-quality images of artifacts are available for a fee. For further information, please contact Vesterheim at 563-382-9681, or