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The Viking House

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The inside of the Viking House with people inside.

A Living Tradition

The Viking House makes history come alive.

Free events. Family friendly. Inclusive for everyone. UW-Green Bay’s Viking House is the only building of its kind on public land in the entire U.S. Because of this house, people from all over the world get access to hands-on learning, witness traditional Scandinavian craft and connect to living tradition of immigration history in the upper Midwest.

Where to Find It 

Save the Date

Save the date for the 2023 Midwest Viking Festival! Join us again for two days of free family fun as we celebrate Scandinavian history and culture from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7.

Midwest Viking Festival

Step Into the Viking Age

A unique and hand-crafted labor of love, The Viking House is the result of Owen and Elspeth Christianson's 40-year passion for studying Scandinavia’s Viking Age.

Owen and Elspeth standing in front of the Viking House in its previous location.

A Historic House

Meet Owen and Elspeth Christianson, learn more about how the house was built and discover how it got to campus.

Learn About the House  

Kari Tauring performing a Viking tale next to a tree.

Midwest Viking Festival

We're immensely proud of the work we do for the Viking Festival. We invite you to join this authentic, family-friendly celebration of how Scandinavian people lived a thousand years ago.

Join the Festivities  

Two people sit at a table playing hnefatafl.

Support the House

Everything we do is thanks to the generosity of grant donors and donations from local community members. Consider giving a gift to keep tradition alive!

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We're located just north of the Wood Hall parking lot. If you have trouble finding the Viking House, just contact us. The house is only open during public events, but its distinctive exterior details are accessible all year round.

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Check out the latest updates about our research, the Midwest Viking Festival and other events.

UW-Green Bay hosts the Midwest’s largest Viking Festival

Skål! “The Viking House Saga” launches on October 4

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Professor Heidi Sherman

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Meet Heidi Sherman, the director of the Viking House and the person who organizes our Midwest Viking Festival. If you have questions, just ask!

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