— Kennecott Mill Tour —
- Price: $28 adult/$14 child
- Trip Length: 2 hours
- Difficulty: Beginner – anyone excited for Alaskan wilderness!
- Dates: Three times a day from May 27th to September 11th, 2022: 9:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm. Additional tour time of 11:30am from July 1st to August 15th, 2022. Private tours are available upon request. Tours requiring a translator must be booked as a private tour.
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Due to federal regulations, we have limited space on our Kennecott Mill Town Tour and advanced reservations are required. If you’re planning on heading out to the Wrangells this summer, please 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!
In accordance with National Park Service Rules and Regulations, dogs and firearms are not allowed on our Kennecott Mill Town Tour. This tour enters several federally owned buildings that prohibit pets and firearms.
Alaskan History, Frozen in Time
Kennecott, Alaska is a ghost town frozen in time. When the Kennecott Copper Corporation abruptly abandoned the town in 1938 they left behind their equipment, their buildings, and their personal belongings. However, their stories of discovery, perseverance, and ingenuity live on! Come see what it was like to live and work in this remote wilderness as you tour the town site with one of our knowledgeable guides; listening to tales of lucky fortunes, tenacious frontiersmen, and tragic endings. And, you’ll even be able to explore inside the 14-story concentration mill and several other historic buildings as our guide service holds the exclusive concession with the National Park Service to do so. With three tours departing daily (and an additional tour during the peak season), the 2-hour Historic Mill Tour is a must-do for anyone visiting Kennecott, Alaska!
- Tour inside the 14-story concentration mill and several other historic mining buildings
- Learn the fascinating history of one of the richest copper strikes in history
- Listen to amazing stories of the people who lived and worked in this remote, mountain wilderness
- See buildings, mining equipment, and personal artifacts left as they were in the early 1900’s
Please note: this is not your typical history tour! This two-hour-long tour involves walking a mile, including a hiking trail up a steep hill with 150ft of elevation gain. Once in the buildings, you will navigate areas that have low headroom and uneven floors. You will also descend multiple sets of stairs and ladders that are steep and uneven – all stairs and ladders have handrails. If you are traveling with small children, please make sure that they can walk up and down steep stairs on their own or that you have a hands-free carrier for them. Our guides are happy to assist as needed! Please refer to the pictures below to see the steepest stairs in the Mill Building that you will go down. Contact us with any questions you may have about the difficulty of the tour!
“A fantastic experience — wild Alaska at its best!”
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