Skumsrud Heritage Farm

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Nils Skumsrud House
The Nils Skumsrud House.jpeg
Skumsrud Heritage Farm is located in Wisconsin
Skumsrud Heritage Farm
Skumsrud Heritage Farm is located in the US
Skumsrud Heritage Farm
Location Hamburg, Vernon County, SE of jct. of WI162 & US14/US61
Coon Valley, Wisconsin
Coordinates 43°41′48″N 91°2′13″W / 43.69667°N 91.03694°W / 43.69667; -91.03694Coordinates: 43°41′48″N 91°2′13″W / 43.69667°N 91.03694°W / 43.69667; -91.03694
Area less than one acre
Built 1853
Architectural style Other, Single-pen log
NRHP Reference # 90000571[1]
Added to NRHP July 11, 1990

Skumsrud Heritage Farm is a Norwegian immigrant homestead located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Coon Valley, in Vernon County, Wisconsin, United States.


A historic open-air museum and cultural center, the property sits on 43 acres (170,000 m2) of land situated in a valley with a creek running through it. It has 11 restored Norwegian pioneer log buildings, each of which represents a different architectural floor plan of the immigrant Norwegian pioneers.[2]


Skumsrud Heritage Farm was built in 1853 by Nels Skumsrud. It was donated to Norskedalen in 1983 by his grandchildren, Lloyd and Ruth Thrune. The brother and sister wished to see the property preserved and also to see it serve as a means of educating people of the area’s Norwegian heritage. The property is considered the oldest surviving house in the area, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Southwest Wisconsin Museums
  3. ^ Skumsrud Heritage Farm

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