Friends of the Viking Ship
In 2016, the Viking ship exhibit will be open from 1:00-4:00 PM on:
June 19*, June 25 & 26, July 16, Aug. 20, Sept. 17, Oct. 15
*June 19 has extended hours and, additional fees SEE DETAILS
The Viking is an exact replica of the Gokstad. 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.
Find out more about the Draken here.
Once displayed in Chicago's Lincoln Park, Viking is now located in Geneva, IL
Friends of the Viking Ship, NFP
The Viking Ship Exhibit will open in April. Come see the improvements made in 2015!
Docent led tours begin approximately every 30 minutes. Last "Tour" begins at 3:30 PM
Read the story!
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.
Write to us at our PO Box in St Charles, IL 60174