Friends of the Viking Ship
The Viking ship exhibit is closed for the season.
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.
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 again in April.
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.
now available for purchase!
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