Viking entering New York Harbor

Friends of the Viking Ship



Come visit the Viking in 2017!
  • April 15th 1-4pm
  • May 20th 1-4pm
  • June 18th 10am-5pm
  • June 24th 1-4pm
  • June 25th 1-4pm
  • July 8th 1-4pm
  • July 15th 1-4pm
  • August 19th 1-4pm
  • September 16th 1-4pm
  • October 21st 1-4pm
  • November 11th 10am-4pm
  • November 12th 10am-4pm

The Viking is a replica of the Gokstad ship.

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.

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Once on display in Chicago's Lincoln Park, the ship is now located in Geneva, IL

the Viking ship in Lincoln Park Viking ship in Geneva, IL
Images: Vesterheim Museum Archives and L.Straw

Membership Types:

  • Individual ......... $20.00
  • Family .............. $30.00
  • Student* .......... $10.00

  • Dues are paid annually
    * Must be a current student

    Membership Benefits:

    Free admission to the current Viking Ship Exhibit on scheduled "Open" Days
    FOVS Newsletter "Ship to Shore"
    Invitation to the Annual Meeting
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    The Viking Ship Exhibit will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 PM on scheduled dates April - October.

    Docent led tours begin every 30 minutes. Last "Tour" begins at 3:30 PM

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