Your Chance to See a Real Viking Ship!
It’s Leslie Harris. Did you know that there is an actual Viking ship in Geneva Illinois? Okay, it’s an exact replica of a Viking ship, so almost as good, right? And, this replica was built in 1893 for the Chicago World’s Fair!
The ship was built in Norway, and it’s 78 ft long. It’s a replica of a ship that is 1,000 years old. Only 12 crew members were on board when the ship sailed across the Atlantic Ocean for the Columbian exposition in Chicago.
Now that Viking ship is housed at Good Templar Park in Geneva. This Saturday is your first chance this year to see it, and it’s only open one day a month through October 20th.
The hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. . The tourists start every 15 minutes, and last for half an hour. You’ll learn about the construction, the journey, the significance, Viking tools, and you might even see a Viking!
The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for ages 13 to 17, and 12 and under are free. You do not need a reservation.
Have you been to see the 1893 Viking ship in Geneva Illinois? Will you be going this year? Should I learn some Viking songs before I go? Let me know in the Facebook comments.