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Welcome to the Runestone Museum, located in downtown Alexandria, Minnesota. We invite you to stop by and tour historic Fort Alexandria, take your picture with the country’s biggest viking, and see the world famous Kensington Runestone.Add Runestone Museum and other attractions to your Alexandria trip itinerary using our Alexandria online trip itinerary maker.
For awhile you will live in the past, so walk a little slower, talk a little slower, and enjoy the exhibition on Norse history, the Native American exhibit, the Minnesota wildlife display, the display of early pioneer life, and the hands-on children’s area.
Enter Fort Alexandria and visit several authentic log buildings, an 1880 country school house, and view the forty-foot viking ship, the Snorri. Experience the changing of the seasons in the display of tools and farm equipment used by an earlier generation.
The Runestone Gift Shop features Minnesota and Alexandria souvenirs, viking and runestone information, books, t-shirts, viking helmets and swords, and unique gifts, which many of them are by local artists, authors, and craftsmen.
Student (High school or College): $5.00
Group Rates: Contact Runestone Museum
Runestone Museum reviews
This was a great little find for my little family. It’s not a large museum but it was packed with cool and interesting things for a family with young kids.
This was a great little find for my little family. It’s not a large museum but it was packed with cool and interesting things for a family with young kids. more »
Very fun experience, especially for kids! It was a little expensive ($10 per adult) for a small museum, but it does feature a famous attraction, the money goes to the chamber of commerce, and you get.... more
Very fun experience, especially for kids! It was a little expensive ($10 per adult) for a small museum, but it does feature a famous attraction, the money goes to the chamber of commerce, and you get.... more »
I've taken my family here twice and both times we loved it. The staff is always so welcoming and accommodating. So much work and care has been put into the displays and it shows. This is some of the most important and unique history in Minnesota and is a must-see for anyone and everyone in this state and beyond. I had no idea there were so many more viking artifacts unearthed on Minnesota ground in addition to the iconic kensington runestone itself. Amazing collection of native American items as well.
This was a fun and interesting museum. There was a lot of facts and artifacts to discover both native American and norse. The rune stone was very cool to see. The viking ship section was closed for the season so we plan to come back to see that once it reopens. The woman working the front desk was Shelly. She was a sweetheart. Very nice to talk to. She had a sweet soft voice.
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