The Viking ship exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on:
June 25-26, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15
Also open from 10:00-5:00 on June 19. Additional fees to enter the Park apply on June 19.
The Viking is a replica of the Gokstad ship. In 1893, under Captain Magnus Andersen, she sailed across the Atlantic (from Bergen, Norway to New York) and on to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago (via the Erie Canal and Great Lakes).
Declared one of the 10 most endangered landmarks in Illinois, this important, irreplaceable piece of our nation's and region's history must be preserved.
Learn of endangered landmarks status in Illinois at
from Norway to America
by R. E. Rasmussen,
... a personal account by one the Viking's crewmen of his adventures before, during and after the historic voyage from Bergen, Norway to Chicago in 1893.
now available for purchase!
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Friends of the Viking Ship, NFP
Once displayed in Chicago's Lincoln Park, Viking is now located in Geneva, IL
The Viking Ship Exhibit will open again in April.
Docent led tours begin every 30 minutes. Last "Tour" begins at 3:30 PM
download a coloring sheet
a Viking girl
a Viking boy