|Nearest city||South Lake Tahoe, California|
|Architect||Lennart Palme, AIA; Matt Green|
|Architectural style||American Craftsman, Late 19th and early 20th Scandinavian Century Revivals|
|NRHP Reference #||96001078|
|Added to NRHP||October 10, 1996|
The Vikingsholm foundation was laid in 1928, but the building was constructed in 1929 by 200 workers. Vikingsholm was built by Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight as a summer home. Before starting construction, Mrs. Knight and her architect traveled to Scandinavia to gather ideas for the construction of the house. Some parts of the structure contain no nails or spikes, as a result of old-fashioned construction methods. Most of the building was made from materials found at Lake Tahoe.
Emerald Bay State Park
Vikingsholm, along with the "Tea House" on Fannette Island and Emerald Bay, is a part of Emerald Bay State Park. Emerald Bay has also been declared a National Natural Landmark. Tours are given of the American Craftsman Vikingsholm museum home for a nominal fee.
- official Emerald Bay State Park - Vikingsholm website
- vikingsholm.com: information
- AboutLakeTahoe.com: More information about Emerald Bay, Vikingsholm, and Fannette Island, including link to a topographical map of the site
- OpenRoad.TV - (video story about Vikingshold and Emerald Bay)