— Kennecott Mill Tour —
- 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.
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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!
- 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!
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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