Cultural Heritage Half-Day Tour

Explore the route of the historic Dalton Trail up through the Chilkat Pass and learn about Tlingit history in the region with a tour of the Haines Sheldon Museum and Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center

- Depart from the Port Chilkoot Cruise Ship Dock and Haines Visitor Center

- Visit Fort Seward, the U.S. Army base in Haines from 1903 to 1945

- Tour the Haines Sheldon Museum and its more than 4,000 artifacts

- Travel through the Bald Eagle Preserve, en route to Klukwan

- Learn the history of the Tlingit and their life on these lands at the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center

- Climb the Chilkat Pass along the historic Dalton Trail and observe the parting of the glacier run-off waters flowing toward the Yukon and Alaska

- Enjoy lunch atop of the Chilkat Pass amongst the breathtaking views above the tree line in the alpine tundra

- Visit the Dalton Cache trading post built by Jack Dalton in the 1890’s Klondike Gold Rush

- Return to Haines, Alaska

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Admission and tour fees for all Cultural Centers and Museums visited
    • Entry/Admission - Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center
    • Entry/Admission - Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Fort William H. Seward National Historic Landmark, 4-6 Ft Seward Dr, Haines, AK 99827

      Tour through Fort Seward, the military post in Haines from the Klondike Gold Rush through the Second World War.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, 11 Main Street Po B, Haines, AK 99827

      Explore the past and present culture of the Haines region at the Sheldon Museum with more than 4,000 local artifacts.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Miles 8 Thru 31 Haines Highway, Haines, AK

      Drive through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve en route to the Chilkat Pass.

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center, 09 Chilkat Ave. Klukwan Alaska HC 60 2204, Haines, AK 99827

      Private guided tour with a local living in Klukwan (population <100), who will share their Tlingit culture along with insight into the modern and historical exhibits at the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Pleasant Camp Border Crossing, Stikine Region, BC V0W, Canada

      After re-entry into the US, a short stop will be made at the more than 100 year-old Dalton Cache trading post. This historic post was built by Jack Dalton in the 1890s to trade goods and supplies to the gold seekers heading up to the Yukon. Today, the post rests just a matter of feet from US / Canada boarder line and you can actually stand with one foot in either country!

      Duration: 10 minutes

      Stop At: Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park, Yukon and Glacier Bay, British Columbia Canada

      Ascend above the tree line into the alpine tundra of the Chilkat Pass. Stop to take pictures and see the splitting of the waters flowing toward the Yukon and Alaska.

      Duration: 30 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      1: Port Chilkoot, AK 99827, USA
      2: 122 2nd Ave, Haines, AK 99827, USA
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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    Organised by Hinterland Express

    Activity ID: V-149326P5

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