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Our featured summer event:

History Live! in Fort Alexandria

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Family Fun: Demonstrations, Hands-on activities, Re-enactors

Fri., June 26, Noon – 5 PM ;  Sat., June 27, 9 – 5 PM

Fur Trade era, Native Ways- Ojibwe camp life, Pioneer crafts, hands-on activities for children, cowboy shoot-out, barrel cooper, one-room school, items for sale!

Prices: Each day, Adult $8, age 4 – 17 $5, under 4 Free, Family $20. Museum is FREE with admission to this event! Price also applies to museum members. Discount museum coupons do not apply.

Buy tickets in our online Gift Shop, here. This is a separate event from the “Stories and Songs of the Civil War” performance.

 Elden's logo-60 Tickets will also be available at Elden’s Fresh Foods, 707 3rd Ave E., Alexandria, starting June 7, 2015.

 

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Also: A Performance

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Hear touching stories and wonderful period music in the beautiful setting of the  Fort. Friday, June 26, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, Price: $15. Event price applies to museum members. Discount museum coupons not valid. Runestone Museum, 206 Broadway, Alexandria, 320-763-3160.

Buy tickets in our online Gift Shop, here. This is a separate event from the History Live! in Fort Alexandria event.

 Elden's logo-60 Tickets will also be available at Elden’s Fresh Foods, 707 3rd Ave E., Alexandria, starting June 7, 2015.

 

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Welcome!

Welcome to the Runestone Museum, located in downtown Alexandria, Minnesota. We invite you to stop by and tour historic Fort Alexandria, take your picture with the country’s biggest viking, and see the world famous Kensington Runestone.

For a while you will live in the past, so walk a little slower, talk a little slower, and enjoy the exhibit on Norse history, the Native American exhibit, the Minnesota wildlife display, the display of early pioneer life, and the hands-on children’s area.

Enter Fort Alexandria and visit several authentic log buildings, an 1880 country school house, and view the forty-foot viking ship, the “Snorri”. Experience the changing of the seasons in the display of tools and farm equipment used by an earlier generation. For a preview see the Exhibits page.

 

Would you like to help support the work of the Runestone Museum? If the answer is YES, click on the Support Us page for more information.

Click here to see who our 2015 Sponsors are!

 

Kids, enjoy the Scavenger Hunt! Pick up a clipboard from the Immigrant Trunk.

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Bring your cell phone!
We have the OnCell system, which plays audio descriptions of many of our exhibits.

The OnCell project is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage fund.

 

 

gift shop2The Runestone Gift Shop features Minnesota, Alexandria and Big Ole souvenirs. Viking and runestone information, books, t-shirts, viking helmets and swords, and unique gifts, which many of them are by local artists, authors, and craftspeople. Visit the Gift Shop to purchase online.

 

Admission Prices:

Summer Rates
Runestone Museum members: FREE
Adults: $8.00
Seniors: $6.00
Student (ages 5-17): $5.00
Family (2 adults and children 17 and under): $20.00
Group Rates: Contact Runestone Museum

Winter Rates
Runestone Museum members: FREE
Adults: $6.00
Seniors: $5.00
Student (ages 5-17): $3.00
Family (2 adults and children 17 and under): $15.00
Group Rates: Contact Runestone Museum

Rates subject to change without notice

 

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