Welcome to the Runestone Museum

The Runestone Museum Foundation has been inspiring curiosity for more than 50 years.

Located in beautiful downtown Alexandria, Minnesota

Summer Hours (April 1 - October 31) 
Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Winter Hours (November 1 - March 31)
Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Our Outdoor exhibits and Historic Buildings are closed during the winter season starting November 1st. This includes the building housing our 40 foot Viking Ship Replica

About Us

The World Famous and controversial Kensington Rune Stone was the Runestone Museum’s only artifact when it opened its’ doors in 1958.

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Here's what's happening.
History LIVE: June 22nd and 23rd - reenactors, demonstrations, kids activities and more!

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Get Involved

Do you want to be involved with area history, community events, and museum functions? You can make a difference.

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Ready to find out more? Plan your visit today!

Handicapped accessible, Group rates available, Military/Veteran/AAA discounts