L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

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L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site

L'Anse Aux Meadows National Historic Site
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Kristi S
Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States11 contributions
A Must See
Oct. 2021
We stopped by this Historic Site and were surprised by how well it was done - the Visitor Center included a movie that was excellent at explaining the significance of the site, how it was "discovered" and how it was used by the Norse. The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The grounds were beautiful and the recreations were well done. (Truth be told, I dragged my husband as it was quite a drive from Gros Morn but I was determined because of my Norwegian heritage.) As we left, he commented, "This was terrific!"
Written 13 October 2021
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ohdoggy
Chester, Canada251 contributions
Amazing History!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Worth the long long drive from the ferry to Nova Scotia. Extremely well done, friendly staff and amazing history. So glad we finally made the trip.
Written 2 October 2021
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AbCanada
Penticton, Canada305 contributions
Excellent and very informative Viking site and Interpretive centre.
Sep. 2021 • Couples
This is a very interesting place to visit. Both the site itself on the coast and the near by Parks Canada Interpretive Centre are very interesting and very well done. We particularly enjoyed the 3 km boardwalk trail around the Centre with spectacular sea views. Recommend that you plan a half day for your visit here and then plan to have lunch or dinner at one of the excellent local restaurants.
Written 30 September 2021
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MJB62
Shediac, Canada324 contributions
Beautiful day for doing the trails here.
Aug. 2021
This was a very informative and lovely site. We drove 3 hours from Gros Morne to see it (since our kids are Viking fanatics!) and they did the outer trail that loops around the place and were delighted by the little fairy/elf houses that were placed here and there (especially after just watching the movie Eurovision!). We oldies stayed more central and enjoyed the views and shoreline. The building inside gives good information about the history of the place.
Written 7 September 2021
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Robert A
North Vancouver, Canada43 contributions
Norse for adventure
Aug. 2021 • Family
Hugely significant place in the history of human exploration around our planet. If you’re interested in Norse civilization and the first European visits to N. America, this will blow your mind
Written 31 August 2021
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JasonP
Steady Brook, Canada189 contributions
North American history with great visuals
Aug. 2021 • Couples
I had a good experience at the visitors centre but not amazing. It seems a lot of things are not up and running due to COVID restrictions they have put in place. The people were informative and knowledgeable. It was really great to see the reconstructions of the Viking homes and the information given on how they were built. If you are a Viking fan or in the area it’s a must see. There is also a nice boardwalk at the end
Written 14 August 2021
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Blondadventurer
Montreal, Canada83 contributions
Worth it
Sep. 2020 • Solo
Having been to the Viking settlements in Iceland I was super excited to go to this one. It was really cool to see similar artifacts and structures. I loved learning about Vikings in Canada and seeing the structures. The re-enactors were great, they had answers for all my questions and were very interactive.
Written 4 October 2020
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YHZGlobetrotter
Waverley, Canada728 contributions
Very interesting
Sep. 2020 • Couples
I have been wanting to visit this site for years, so I was prepared for what I would see. A little research in advance is a good idea. And watch the introductory film before you start. The site is very isolated on the edge of the ocean, but there’s a beautiful and easy to maneuver boardwalk around the whole site. First you walk through the (covered) site of the original “dig”, then on to visit the 4 buildings that were reconstructed following the original plans. Parks Canada staff in period costume explain what you’re seeing and how the buildings were used by the Vikings. Very very interesting!
Written 22 September 2020
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Chris
3 contributions
L’Anse aux Meadojws
Aug. 2020
Very interesting site. I would liked to have had some more history about the Viking voyages. The staff were friendly and helped somewhat. I would recommend viewing a YouTube video before you go. A good book about the site and the Viking journeys would be useful.
Written 6 August 2020
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JenniferandAlan
Easton, PA463 contributions
learn the history of viking settlement here
Jul. 2019
This is a very important historical site. There is a small museum and a film then you take a guided tour of the site. You walk through native vegetation to the site near the ocean and are shown the site of the dig. Then you can tour the recreated viking huts where people in costume are demonstrating how the vikings lived. A real step back in time. You go away smelling like wood smoke--just like the vikings. In spring you may also see icebergs.
Written 6 December 2019
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