— Kennecott Mill Tour —

Trip Details

  • Price: $28 adult/$14 child
  • 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.
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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

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

 

**We’ve recently been informed that due to planned National Park Service construction and stabilization efforts of the townsite of Kennecott, some or all of the Mill Building may be closed during the summer of 2020. As of now we have not been notified of a full closure, and plan on continuing our tours as advertised. In the case of a full building closure, we will work with the National Park Service on an alternate route through the town to gain as much access to the Mill and other buildings as it is possible to retain the quality of the tour. Thank you for your understanding and please let us know if you have any questions!

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

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