National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
1st Floor, Center (Hall 10) Floor Plan
Commemorating the 1,000-year anniversary of the Vikings' landing in North America, this exhibition explores the impact of Leif Ericsson's journey and introduces new archaeological evidence that expands knowledge of early Scandinavian and North American life. Among the 300 artifacts are medieval church carvings, jewelry, manuscripts, swords, and grave goods dating back to 800 A.D.
Also included is a 1:6 scale model of the Gokstad Viking ship, circa 900 A.D., along with a video on Viking ship building.
Introductory Film Saga Theater