What is Huseby?

Arriving in Huseby is like stepping back in time and entering a different world. The river is cascading between the narrow beaks of the buildings, the general store sells old-fashioned cone-shaped bags filled with sweets, the food served here is utilized from the garden and the maid sweeps the castle floors.

Here, time has stood still for some 100 years. Visitors can enter and experience the era where Joseph Stephens was patron of the ironworks, where horses worked together with the “statare” (agricultural contract-workers), and everything belonged in a world of its own.

We open with an Easter market the weekend before Easter each year and end the season in November with the largest Christmas market in the Nordic countries. In between, a lot is happening at the ironworks.


Huseby Bruk is administered by Statens Fastighetsverk. The public operations are run by Huseby Bruk AB, a municipal corporation owned by the municipalities Alvesta and Växjö. The last private owner, Florence Stephens, bequeathed Huseby Bruk to the Swedish state at her death in 1979. Since 1982, Huseby is a public tourist destination, operated according to Ms Stephen’s last wishes in her will.