The Norse Settlement of North America:
a hobby of mine.

This is the reconstruction of a Norse sod house at the L'Anse-aux-Meadows UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the northernmost tip of Newfoundland.

The Museum and Interpretation Centre at L'Anse-aux-Meadows.

Black Duck Brook, which runs through the site.

Historically savvy guides within the replica house.

Another actor at the site.

The "Old Stone Tower" in Newport, Rhode Island, has nothing to do with the Norse Settlement of North America, contrary to convincing evidence provided by H. R. Holand.  What convinced me was the Newport Historical Society's journal Newport History, number 235, (1997).  Although I am convinced, at one point in the article, they justify their approach using there results as proof:  i.e. they got the answer they wanted to see.

The poorly-named "Viking Rune Stone" in Yarmouth Nova Scotia: is nothing of the sort.  It doesn't look like any runes I've ever seen.  I'm no expert, so click on the picture for a close-up.  Having said this, the Yarmoth County Museum is pretty cool, and worth the trip for the other neat stuff they have.