Viking Days – Ballard

Viking fight demonstration

Two days every year in August the Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard puts on Viking Days, a free outdoor festival which includes admission into the museum. Inside the museum you will find cobble stone rooms; actual luggage from the people emigrating from Nordic countries to America; old furniture; boat models and actual boats; building replicas; clothing; rooms dedicated to countries Sweden & Finland & Norway; and so much more.

Meanwhile outside festivities included authentic food from various countries;  lots of demonstrations; and a Viking village. In the Viking village people in armor used swords and axes against one another, and during the fighting or breaks someone would explain the weapon choice or the difference between the shields.

I had a great time and learned so much at Viking days! I urge anyone who finds the above interesting to go!!

Freyja – teen volunteer – Magnolia


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