Kennecott Mill Tour
Difficulty: Beginner - anyone excited for Alaskan wilderness!
Dates: Three times a day from May 27th to September 10th, 2017: 9:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm. Additional tour time of 11:30am from July 1st to August 15th, 2017. Custom times available on request for groups of 8 or more.
Price: $28 adult/$14 child
Copper Oar Kennecott Office: Where you'll meet us for your tour. Bring along a jacket, as the buildings can get chilly.
Kennecott Mill Building: On the tour, you will walk down all 14 stories of this impressive timber structure as you learn how the copper ore was processed.
Kennecott Powerhouse: The tour goes inside the Kennecott Powerhouse, where you will see all the machinery that powered the town and mines of Kennecott.
End of the tour: The tour will end at the north end of town, where you can walk back through town, or take a longer route that explores some of the town outbuildings.
Step Back in Time!
Explore an Alaskan ghost town, frozen in time. In 1938, when the Kennecott Copper Corporation abandoned the town, they left behind a fascinating history full of perseverance, ingenuity, and discovery. Follow this story by joining us on a tour of the town, including the impressive 14-story copper processing mill. This building still contains the original machinery used to process the copper ore, and our knowledgeable guides can describe the processes as you “follow the path of the copper” down through the building. Additionally, as you walk through the town site, you will hear tales of what life was like back then, living on the edge of the Alaskan frontier.
- -Tour INSIDE the historic buildings, including the impressive 14-story concentration mill
- -Learn the fascinating story of discovering and mining one of the richest copper deposits in history
- -Hear the amazing stories of the folks who lived and worked in this remote Alaskan wilderness
- -See machinery, artifacts, and buildings as they were abandoned over 70 years ago