Enjoy an exclusive 4-hour tour of the Alaska Native Heritage Center for a rich cultural experience in Anchorage. Includes entrance fees to the Hall of Cultures, as well as a guided walk around Lake Tiulana, a film presentation, and traditional tea experience.
Get picked up from your hotel in Anchorage (select hotels only) to begin your fascinating tour of'the'Alaska Native Heritage Center.
Start with the Hall of Cultures, which features exhibits about each of the five major culture groups in Alaska. Afterward, head outside for a guided walk around Lake Tiulana. Stroll through six authentic life-sized Native dwellings to learn about the traditional ways of the Athabascan, Inupiaq/St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Yup'ik/Cup'ik, Aleut, Alutiiq, and the Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples. This is the only center that fully celebrates these five major culture groups under one roof.
Take photos and learn firsthand'about the different artifacts placed at the village sites - from a story-filled totem to a whale bone arch. Finish your tour with a film presentation and traditional tea in the theater room. There will be a stop at Heritage Gifts prior to your hotel return.
Please note:'This tour is only available Monday-Friday. Depending on conditions, snowshoes are used for ease of walking during the village site visits. Please be prepared to be outdoors for 1.5-2 hours. Dress in layers and don't forget your winter boots, hat, and gloves!