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L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site of Canada is the earliest known European settlement in the New World.
The archaeological remains at the site were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978. Exhibits highlight the Viking lifestyle, artifacts, and the archaeological discovery of the site. Visitors can also explore the hiking trails to nearby bays and lakes.
A Viking Village and Port of Trade is a non-profit organization that was created to take history out of the exhibit case and place it in the hands of visitors. Join costumed interpreters in the dim light of the Viking-style Chieftain’s Hall and listen to mysterious Viking tales.
Check out info on the blacksmith forging iron.. Step aboard the full-scale replica of the Viking ship “Snorri”. Learn how the Vikings mastered the North Atlantic.
Get your “Ruins” told by the wisewomen.. Shape clay into pottery the way the Vikings did. Spin sheep fleece into yarn using ancient drop spindle technology, dye the yarn bright purple, pink, or rusty yellow using local plants and berries, weave it into cloth at the loom… It’s in your hands to explore!