HOURS

Museum Open Daily

November 1 – April 30:
10:00am – 4:00pm

May 1 – October 31:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Store Open Daily

ALL YEAR
9:00am – 5:00pm

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

ADMISSIONS

Adults: $10
Ages 7-18: $5
Seniors 65+: $8

  • Museum Members: FREE
  • Luther College Students, Faculty, and Staff: FREE
  • First Thursday of every month: FREE

Vesterheim is part of two reciprocal networks, the Time Travelers Program and NARM. Members of museums participating in Time Travelers receive $1 off Vesterheim admission, and members of museums within the NARM network receive free admission. Members of both receive 10% off in the Museum Store.

HOURS

Museum Open Daily

November 1 – April 30:
10:00am – 4:00pm

May 1 – October 31:
9:00am – 5:00pm

Store Open Daily

ALL YEAR
9:00am – 5:00pm

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ADMISSIONS

Adults: $10
Ages 7-18: $5
Seniors 65+: $8

  • Museum Members: FREE
  • Luther College Students, Faculty, and Staff: FREE
  • First Thursday of every month: FREE

Vesterheim is part of a reciprocal network called 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.

Parking and Additional Info

Plenty of free, easy street and lot parking nearby.

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.

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 Heritage Park 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 favorites on Facebook, Instagram, Yelp, and other social media 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.

What is Vesterheim?

Vesterheim is the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, with over 33,000 artifacts, 12 historic buildings, a Folk Art School, and a library and archives. This treasure showcases the most extensive collection of Norwegian-American artifacts in the world.

Vesterheim’s exhibitions explore the diversity of American immigration through the lens of the Norwegian-American experience and highlight the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts. Vesterheim was named one of “15 Best Small-Town Museums in the U.S.” by the world-respected travel guide, Fodor’s, and USA Today named Vesterheim one of “ten great places in the nation to admire American folk art.”

But you don’t have to be Norwegian-American to enjoy all the beauty and wonder Vesterheim has to offer. We invite you to explore the ongoing saga of all immigrants to the United States. In our differences we discover our similarities. Vesterheim welcomes you and encourages you to enjoy the objects and exhibitions through your own lens, your own story.

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