Haines (Skagway), Alaska, US
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Approximately 2¾ Hours
Experience the native culture of the Tlingit people on a visit to Klukwan -- the mother village of the Tlingit Nation.
Explore historic Fort Seward in the picturesque village of Haines before starting the 22-mile drive up the Chilkat Valley to Klukwan, passing through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
Located at the confluence of three rivers, ancient yet contemporary Klukwan has seen a multitude of generations. For hundreds of years, the Tlingit people have lived off the bounty of this special place; their close relationship to the land is revealed through the exhibits in their Heritage Center. The newly-opened, state-of-the-art, museum-quality center is situated on the northern banks of the Chilkat River and provides access to the Whale House collection. Displayed in its place of origin, this collection allows entrance to Chilkat's distinctive ethnic landscape and an appreciation of the depth and complexity of Tlingit society.
Watch a Tlingit drumming and dance presentation and enjoy some locally-caught smoked salmon. Browse in the gift shop for native arts and crafts or watch bald eagles fishing for salmon in the Chilkat River.
There may be some restrictions on photos and video during the visit to Klukwan. Tour sequence may vary. Participants must be able to walk comfortably over a variety of surfaces without assistance. Dress warmly in layers with a wind- and waterproof outer layer; bring gloves, a scarf and a warm hat. Waiver must be signed, and medical conditions disclosed.