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L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

Division No. 9, Subd. D, NL A0K 2X0, Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador
(709) 458-2417
9AM to 5PM - 29 May to 11 June 9AM. to 6PM -12 June to 21 September 9AM to 5PM - 22 September to 6 October

According to ancient Norse stories known as the Vinland Sagas, long before Europeans discovered the New World, a high-prowed vessel from Greenland cast anchor in an inviting bay somewhere along the coast of North America.

It wasn’t until the 1960s that proof of the Viking presence came, on the tip of Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, with the discovery of a small bronze cloak pin.

Norwegian explorer Helge Ingstad and his wife, archaeologist Anne Stine, were searching for Norse landing places along the coast. With the help of local resident George Decker, they would uncover the only Norse encampment ever to have been discovered in North America.

Following excavations, they determined Leif Erickson and crews of Norse explorers arrived here over a thousand years ago. The archaeological remains of the Norse encampment were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Now you can let your inner Viking shine at the oldest known European encampment in North America. See original artifacts, meet costumed Viking interpreters, tour full-scale replicas of the Norse sod buildings and pick up Viking skills from blacksmithing to weaving.

Photo Credit: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. (Source: D. Gordon E. Robertson)

Text Credit: Site description from Parks Canada //www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/nl/meadows

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The name L'Anse aux Meadows comes from the French L'Anse-aux-Méduses, which means:

Viking Point New Greenland Northern Meadows Jellyfish Cove
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L'Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site

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The name L'Anse aux Meadows comes from the French L'Anse-aux-Méduses, which means:

Viking Point New Greenland Northern Meadows Jellyfish Cove
NEWS FEED
  • L\'anse aux Meadows moose
    guestBook Guestbook/ NatLee43/ Feb 19, 2016 L\'anse aux Meadows moose

    A moose that we found while walking on the L'Anse aux Meadows Viking trail.

According to ancient Norse stories known as the Vinland Sagas, long before Europeans discovered the New World, a high-prowed vessel from Greenland cast anchor in an inviting bay somewhere along the coast of North America.

It wasn’t until the 1960s that proof of the Viking presence came, on the tip of Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, with the discovery of a small bronze cloak pin.

Norwegian explorer Helge Ingstad and his wife, archaeologist Anne Stine, were searching for Norse landing places along the coast. With the help of local resident George Decker, they would uncover the only Norse encampment ever to have been discovered in North America.

Following excavations, they determined Leif Erickson and crews of Norse explorers arrived here over a thousand years ago. The archaeological remains of the Norse encampment were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

Now you can let your inner Viking shine at the oldest known European encampment in North America. See original artifacts, meet costumed Viking interpreters, tour full-scale replicas of the Norse sod buildings and pick up Viking skills from blacksmithing to weaving.

Division No. 9, Subd. D, NL A0K 2X0, Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador
(709) 458-2417
9AM to 5PM - 29 May to 11 June 9AM. to 6PM -12 June to 21 September 9AM to 5PM - 22 September to 6 October
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Photo: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. (Source: D. Gordon E. Robertson)