Explore Troll Village. Visit the Farmer's Market, Heritage Center and the Troll Trail.
See the winter version of the Two Harbors Farmer's Market.
KNIFE RIVER HERITAGE AND CULTURAL CENTER
VISIT THE HISTORIC KNIFE RIVER TRAIN DEPOT
Due to the tireless efforts of local volunteers and under the auspices of the Knife River Heritage and Cultural Center, the village train depot has been fully restored back to how it was in 1900! The depot is within Troll Village and is open for inspection during Julebyen. No admission charge.
VIEW THE RESTORATION OF THE CRUSADER
A classic commercial fishing vessel built by the Hill brothers and christened in 1933 by Crown Prince Olaf of Norway. This boat is being lovingly restored thanks to the dedication of local boat enthusiasts including a direct descendent of Hill brothers.
LEIF ERICKSON VIKING BOAT RESTORATION
The Leif Erikson Ship was built in Korgen, Norway by local boat builders to replicate the type of ship sailed and the route used by the Vikings in their settlement of North America around 997 A.D. The 42 foot vessel was completed in April of 1926. Captain Gerhard Folgero and his crew of three left Bergen, Norway for North America on May 23rd of that same year. On the voyage to Duluth, the ship stopped at the Shetland Islands, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and landed at St. Johns, Newfoundland on July 20, 1926.
While crossing the Atlantic, the crew encountered heavy seas of hurricane proportions and became ice-locked near Greenland. After landing in Newfoundland the crew and ship set sail for Boston, Massachusetts and arrived in August of 1926. They had traveled a distance of 6,700 miles, the greatest distance for a ship of its size in modern history, logging 10,000 miles, arriving in Duluth, Minnesota on June 23, 1927.
Currently, the Leif Erikson Viking Ship is in storage awaiting a protective building to be displayed. We are actively raising funds and awareness for the plight of the Leif Erikson Viking Ship, and we would certainly appreciate your help. For further information visit the Save Our Ship website: leiferiksonvikingship.com