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Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center

202 1st Avenue N
Moorhead, Minnesota
218/299-5511 ext 223


HJEMKOMST (Yem-komst) Norwegian for Homecoming

“Dare to Dream”
The Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center provides interpretation of the Hjemkomst Viking Ship, Hopperstad Stave Church Replica, Red River Valley Exhibition and hosts traveling exhibits in 7,000 sq. feet of temporary exhibition space. The interpretive center offers tours, lectures and festivals, hosts residencies and performances and provides educational services. Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center is a community resource for 150,000 people in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area, and serves an average of 40,000 visitors a year from all over the world.

Mikkel Pates, Photographer

Hopperstad Stave Church Replica

Vision Statement
Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center’s vision is to be a premier regional interpretive center featuring multi-disciplinary exhibits and programs of historical and cultural worth.

Mikkel Pates, Photographer

Hopperstad Stave Church Replica

Mission Statement
Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center’s mission is to enlighten and inspire the public by interpreting the life, culture, and heritage of the Red River Valley.

John Borge, Photographer

Hjemkomst Viking Ship

Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center will accomplish these objectives:

  1. By inspiring visitors to “Dare to Dream” through the permanent historical exhibits of the Hjemkomst Ship, the Stave Church, and the Red River Valley.

  2. By offering a changing array of educational exhibits and programs which feature the achievements of contemporary dreamers and doers in the humanities, arts, and sciences.

  3. By providing encouragement and support to individuals and organizations that seek to preserve and interpret the heritage of the Red River Valley.

Seat Sail.
Aboard a Dream.

Viking ship
and its incredible voyage across the Atlantic.

Heritage Hall
Travelling Exhibits wonderfully entertaining, national and international exhibits.

Front Entrance.


John A. Peterson, Visitor Services

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