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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 awhile 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.

 

Study Painting viewing session

At the Runestone Museum, Thursday, Sept. 11, 3 – 6 PM. FREE entry to the Discovery Room, where Myron Sahlberg will continue the study painting of a model for the large Viking Age portrait. See the progress on the study painting, and the authentic custom-made Viking clothing and replica weapons. For more informatio please visit our special events page.

 

Click here to see who our 2014 Sponsors are!

 

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

 clipboard

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

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.

 

 

Note:  For the duration of the summer Broadway/HWY 29 will be under construction. Please follow the link below for alternate route directions.

Alternate route

Admission and Hours:

Summer Hours
May 1 – October 31
Monday – Saturday: 9 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 11 Am – 4 PM

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 Hours
November 1 – April 30
Monday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: Closed

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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