Archipelago homstead dating back to the 1500’s!
The old archipelago homestead Hermas, dating back to the 1500´s, is
situated in the centre of the village of Enklinge. The first known
farmer of the homestead, was the “counting-man” Per Olson, who was
mentioned in the tax roll of 1537. The farm was inhabited until 1973
when the last person residing at the homestead, Sven Karlsson, died.
The people of Hermas were fishing farmers, who kept cattle and farmed
the land for their own needs, while the main income came from fishing.
On the farm there are manor house and a large number of outbuildings
such as the joinery, storehouses, grainstore, stable, cowshed,
windmill, smoke sauna and more.
The interiors of the buildings are well preserved and the farm
contains a unique collection of old utility goods. Here´s everything
from household items, hand tools and clothes to farm and fishing
In 1979 the Åland Government bought the old archipelago homestead in
order to make it a museum. Today the ethnological section of the museum
department is in charge of Hermas.
June 3rd - August 16th
Mo–Fr 10 am–5 pm
Midsummer Day closed
Children 7-15 years, students, seniors: 1 €
Adults: 2 €
Family ticket: 4 €
Groups over 10 persons 20 % reducation
For other times please call tel. +358(18)55334 or (0)40 556 5984