Tour of Danevang, Texas
The Danevang tour is a six-hour tour going to the Danish established town of Danevang. Danevang is 84.9 miles/136.6 kilometers from Houston. Approximately 100 Danish families settled Danevang in 1894. They formed schools, a cooperative, church, and the infrastructure needed for an independent community. They built a community hall, in 1895. By the third generation and after World War II, most of the young people moved away to bigger cities with more opportunities. In 1990, the Texas Legislature designated Danevang as the Danish Capital of Texas. The Danevang tour reveres the early settlers and culture that most people do not remember.
For groups of 20 or more, an authentic Danish meal will be included.
For groups of less than 20, coffee and cookie are included and lunch is at the Blessing Hotel in Blessing, Texas.
The Danevang tour is available Sunday and Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is closed on Mondays and holidays.
|9:00 - 10:30 AM||Drive to Danevang.|
|10:30 - 11:30 PM||Tour the Danish Heritage Museum and gift shop, and see a movie. See the fine collection of Christmas plates, farm implements, Danish toys, photos, and more.|
|11:30 - 12:30 PM||Enjoy an authentic Danish lunch for groups of 20 or more. For smaller groups, we will have a snack and lunch will be at approximately 12:45 PM at the Blessing Hotel in Blessing, Texas.|
|12:35 - 1:00 PM||Tour the Pioneer House from 1898.|
|1:05 - 1:30 PM||Tour the Danish church and community hall.|
|1:30 - 3:00 PM||Drive to Houston.|