— Kennecott Mill Tour —

Trip Details

  • Price: $25 adult/$12 child (10% discount for 2020)
  • Trip Length:  2 hours 
  • Difficulty: Beginner – anyone excited for Alaskan wilderness! 
  • Dates: Three times a day from May 23rd to September 13th, 2020: 9:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm. Additional tour time of 11:30am from July 1st to August 15th, 2020. Custom times available for groups of 8 or more – please call ahead.
  • Photo Gallery
  • Trip Logistics

Having never spent a full night in a tent before, you’d imagine it a big task for me to flawlessly enjoy my first experience, particularly in such a remote place. Such was the level of service and comprehensive provision of equipment that I traveled with Read More >

Kyle S Grand Alaska Adventure - 2010

Special Notice for September 11 – 13: the regularly scheduled shuttles between McCarthy and Kennecott will not be running these days, please call us for more information.

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**. The buildings still contain the original machinery used to process the copper ore, and our knowledgeable guides describe the processes as you “follow the path of the copper” through the town. As you walk through the townsite, you will hear tales of what life was like back then, living on the edge of the Alaskan frontier at the turn of the century!

 

Trip Highlights:

  • 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

To keep in accordance with recent Alaska State mandates, we are encouraging advanced reservations for this tour (however they are not required). So if you’re planning on heading out to the Wrangells this summer, please help us out and make a reservation today! You can easily book online yourself by clicking the orange “Book This Trip” button on the left or give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you!

**We’ve recently been informed that due to planned National Park Service construction and stabilization efforts within the townsite of Kennecott, the Mill Building will be closed during the summer of 2020. To maintain the integrity of the tour, we will be working with the Park Service to gain access to additional buildings and plan an alternate route through the town. The tour will continue to include technical information about how the town operated, and we will utilize various interpretive methods to explain how the ore was processed within the Mill Building. Additionally, we plan to include more stories about life in Kennecott along with historical anecdotes. We will update our website with any new information. Thank you for your understanding and please let us know if you have any questions!  

“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”

Click on the markers below to view important points along your trip. Check out that zoom feature!

— Trip Finder —

Choose your trip by adventure type, length of stay and travel month

Start typing and press Enter to search