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.

5 thoughts on “The Danish Cottage in Balboa Park

  1. Hi Daniel,
    Duo Lingo is a good place to start learning and get familiar with the the sounds. But attending a class would certainly be helpful to you. We have offered Danish Lesson in the House of Denmark before but stopped for a while but it may be time to start back up again.

    I am not the teacher but I will help you to get in contact with the teacher to see if she is still offering to teach. Please send me an email at

    Oda Audish
    Vice President of the House of Denmark


  2. Hej/hi Anna,
    Mange tak for at du har kontaktet os i House of Denmark. / Thank you very much for contacting the House of Denmark.
    I am very sorry that your message was not noticed until now. The House of Denmark has admittedly not been staying on top of our website for quite a while but we are striving to get back on track.

    We hope that you are still interested in volunteering in the House of Denmark. The cottage is open every Saturday and Sunday to the public and we can always use volunteers to host by themselves or together with another host. And/or we have other events such as the Christmas party, Fastelavn, Paaske, Sankt Hans where we can use volunteers. Please email me directly at

    Over the past few months we have started having activities again. The next event is the Juletraesfest on December 12. Please see the link on our website.
    Venlig hilsen
    Oda Audish


  3. Hej, I’m inquiring about if the house of Denmark keeps records from the early 1960’s on date of a member snaturalization. Ruddi and Harald Olsen were there a lot. I’m their daughter, Susan, I need the date of naturalization to get a passport for Denmark. If you could let me know either way, I’d appreciate it. Mange Tak


    1. Hi Susan,
      I am very sorry that I did not see your question until now. I don’t know if anyone else has gotten back to you. To answer your question, the House of Denmark does not keep records of member naturalization. I hope that you will be successful in getting your passport.

      – Oda Audish


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