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Viking Days

June 16 - June 17

On June 16-17, Mystic Seaport Museum will be transformed in celebration of Viking culture, complete with trade demonstrations, performances, and on-the-water activities.

Explore the exhibitions, sample Scandinavian fare, watch traditional faering sailing, and see a Nordic boat-building demonstration. There will be hands-on activities and games for children and adults throughout the day, and a special Planetarium show on Viking navigation.

Two related exhibitions coincide at Mystic Seaport Museum. The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Uppsala University, Sweden, one of the world’s finest early Viking-age collections from the Gustavianum Museum of Uppsala University in Sweden opened May 19. The Vinland Map from the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, a highly debated parchment map that suggests Norse knowledge of the New World within mainland Europe before Columbus sailed also opened May 19.

Please note that we welcome guests in Viking attire, we do have these rules:
• No full-face masks/helmets
• No authentic weapons
• Shirts and shoes required