- We are located on North Broadway where you can see the amazing 28 foot tall statue of Big Ole the Viking adjacent to the Central Lakes Trail. _______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________
Seasons and Hours
The outdoor portion of the museum is open only during our summer season.
May 1 - October 31
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm
November 1 - April 30
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: (320) 763-3160
Category Archives: Books
The Viking World by James Graham-Campbell For 300 years, from the ninth to the eleventh centuries, the power of the Vikings dominated Western Europe. Their voyaging extended westwards to America and as far south as the Mediterranean and North Africa. … Continue reading
Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga by William Fitzhugh This book is supported by Smithsonian Books and the National Museum of Natural History. Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga celebrates and explores the Viking saga from the combined perspective of history, archaeology, oral tradition, … Continue reading
The Runestone “Them boys was here alright!” by Ralph A. Mayer The Kensington Runestone has been a subject of controversy for over a hundred years. Ralph Mayer presents an imaginative … Continue reading
Oxford Illustrations. History of Vikings by Peter Sawyer Were the Vikings, as contemporary description had it, a ‘valiant, wrathful, foreign, purely pagan people – or were they unusually successful merchants, extortionists, and pioneer explorers? This book, by leading international scholars, … Continue reading
The Kensington Runestone: Approaching a Research Question Holistically By: Alice Beck Kehoe An excellent pedagogy for critical thinking! In 1898, a farmer in northwestern Minnesota unearthed a large stone engraved with what appeared to be Norse runes carved in 1362. … Continue reading
The Kensington Runestone is Genuine by Robert A. Hall Jr. This book evaluates both sides of the arguments for and against the genuineness of the inscription on the well-known runestone discovered in Kensington, Minnesota in 1898.
The Last Kings of Norse America – Runestone Keys to a Lost Empire By Robert G. Johnson & Janey Westin “Epic in scope, insightful, imaginative, venturesome, and provocative – if this groundbreaking book about the Norse in America before Colombus … Continue reading
The Hooked X: Key to the Secret History of North America By: Scott F. Wolter The Hooked X is a secret symbol first found on an inscribed slab of rock, dated … Continue reading
The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Vikings By: John Hawood Viking marauders struck fear into the hearts of ninth-century European peasants, monks and nobles alike for two centuries, but the Vikings were more than seaborne terrorists. This atlas illustrates their … Continue reading
Kensington Runestone Inscription Translations by Richard Nelson.