For the second year in a row, the Museum will be transformed in celebration of Viking culture, complete with a Viking market, trade demonstrations, musical and theatrical performances, lectures, and on-the-water activities. Visit a Viking village encampment by living historians Draugar Vinlands, and the clinker-built Viking longship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, a reconstruction of what the Norse Sagas refer to as a “Great Ship.” And you won’t want to miss seeing the new documentary about the ship’s North Atlantic crossing!

Sample Scandinavian fare, watch traditional faering sailing, and 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. You’re guaranteed to have an amazing time during Mystic Seaport Museum’s Viking Days!

Most activities are included in Museum admission. Some activities, including Planetarium shows, Toy Boat Building, and The American Rogues concert, require additional payment or special ticket.

Activities include:

  • Public deck tours of the Draken Harald Hårfagre
  • Screenings of the full length Draken documentary Expedition America – a Modern Viking Adventure 
  • Viking encampment with Draugar Vinlands
  • Hands-on activities including traditional Viking games, crafts, and tug of war
  • Lectures on various aspects of Viking history by Dr. William Short and Lynn Noel, and talks about the Draken’s adventures by her captain Björn Ahlander.
  • Musical performances
  • A special Saturday evening concert by The American Rogues(additional ticketing)
  • Special Planetarium show, “Stars of the Vikings”
  • Demonstrations, including with faerings and traditional boat building techniques

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

Hourly Schedule

11 a.m. - Both days
DRAKEN documentary
Masin Room
12:30 p.m. - Both days
DRAKEN documentary
Masin Room


Jun 01 2019 - Jun 02 2019


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