Paikkari Cottage

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The collector of folklore and the compiler of Kalevala, Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884) was born in Paikkari Cottage in the village of Haarjärvi. It was built around the year 1800 in the grounds of Paikkari military residence by his father, who was a tailor. The cottage was acquired by the state in 1889.


The house consists of a living room, which is the oldest part of the building, a porch and a chamber, both of which were added a few years later. Elias Lönnrot’s cradle and his black kantele are on display in the living room. The chamber also contains items that Lönnrot used, such as an inkstand, a shelf for manuscripts and a bookshelf.


Themed guide tours are available for Paikkari Cottage by prior arrangement.

Address: Torpantie 20, Sammatti
Opening Hours: 7.6. – 6.8.2017: wed – sun 11 – 17, (groups 15.5. – 17.9.2017)
Enquiries: Lohja Tourist Service Centre +358-(0)44-3691309, tourist(a)
Entrance Fee: Adults 5 €. seniors and groups of 10 or more 3 €. Guiding fee 50 €. Under 18 years free entry.
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