The Danish Cottage in Balboa Park



The House of Denmark is one of the cottages in the International Village in Balboa Park in San Diego, California. Located off President’s Way between the Organ Pavilion and the Air & Space museum, the village was originally built for the 1935 California Pacific International Exposition. See this historic flyer for more details about the Exposition.


The House of Denmark is also an organization that calls the cottage its home. We are a group of Danes, Danish-Americans, their families, and others with ties to Denmark who come together to celebrate our heritage, culture and holidays.


The House of Denmark joins 32 other “House” organizations representing different countries to form the House of Pacific Relations, which acts as the government of the International Village and works to promote multicultural goodwill and understanding through educational and cultural programs.


The House of Denmark is usually open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The address is 666 Pan American Road West, San Diego, CA, 92101. Please come by and enjoy some Danish hospitality.

6 thoughts on “The Danish Cottage in Balboa Park

  1. I have a nephew visiting from Denmark for the month of October. I would like to know if there is community in the age of 14 to whom he may communicate. We live in Encinitas area. If you know of someone who would like to assist him with studies that would be wonderful. His name is Adam. I do not speak Danish but his father does. My name is Antionette. Thank you.


    1. Hello Antionette. If you are still looking for someone for your nephew to speak Danish with, please contact me at 858-254-6295. I might be able to connect you with someone.
      Oda Audish, President of House of Denmark.


  2. I am interested in learning Danish. My goal is to become fluent. Do you have any ideas where I can start getting lessons?


  3. I am trying to find some folks with ties in Billund Denmark. I have some students who want to form a Friendship City relationship with Long Beach and Billund. We are in Long Beach.


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