Stenegård is located in the beautiful county of Hälsingland. It is one of Hälsinglands main attractions with many visitors every year.
The estate is a unique meeting place for crafts, gardening, culture and health. It offers something for everyone, young and old. Shopping for souvenirs, eating at one of our eating facilities, playing in our childrens area or wandering around the garden. Stenegård hosts a lot of events as well, like concerts, theatre, auctions, markets and many more.
A visit to Stenegård is a great treat for the senses and a must for any visit to Hälsingland.
The pharmacist Julius Brown knew what he was doing when he bought the homesteads Hans and Kusens in the town of Järvsö in 1856 and began to build Stenegård there. Järvsö, at that time, was the main gathering place of west Hälsingland, its hub located at the ferry berth opposite the church. The emergence of Stenegård strengthened the importance of the location further.
Johan Julius Brun was a farmer's son and was born in 1818 in Molla parish in Västergötland county. He studied pharmacy in Stockholm and in 1842, only 24 years old, he took on the pharmacy manager position in the city of Hudiksvall. After three years he established a branch pharmacy in Järvsö.
After acquiring the two homesteads Hans and Kusens in the village of Stene in Järvsö in 1856, it took Julius about 30 years to finish building the estate of Stenegård. In addition to the pharmacy and medical centre, Julius Brun developed a model farm including a barn which held about forty cattle.
In 1904 the Brun family sold Stenegård to sawmill supervisor Anders Andersson from Vallsta. At Stenegård he was called master Andersson. When he died in 1924, the farm was sold to Lars Engelbrektsson in Bollnäs, who never lived at Stenegård but leased the buildings and the farm. Between 1935 and 1963 the west wing harboured a hotel. The pharmacy remained at Stenegård until 1951, when it was moved to central Järvsö. The parish's first savings bank was also located at Stenegård between 1917 and 1921. Since 1969, Stenegård is owned by Ljusdal Municipality.
Children thrive at Stenegård.
The children's Stenegård has miniature farmhouses of Hälsingland and a garden. It’s a wonderful place to be at whether you are a child or an adult. The place attract many visitors all year round. Here you can play, learn and have fun – a perfect trip for families with children!
The miniature farmhouses of Hälsingland contains of a theatre, a carpenters workshop, painting atelier and a craft atelier where you can create something of your own. Have a look around in the miniature Karls farm and the old school to see how people were living back in the days. At The childrens Stenegård we also have lambs and rabbits, which you may pet and feed. In the middle of the area there is a sandpit.
In the garden you can look at cultures, experiment in the garden lab and learn more about plants and growth.
Don't miss our audio tour, which is available in English. With the use of headphones and sensors located on different spots at the estate, you will be guided through the fascinating history of Stenegård at your own pace.