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Captain Cook & 1964 Earthquake Walking Tours

Please check back in mid-May of 2015 for the official start date for the Capt. Cook walking tours.

Walk with a National Park Ranger into Anchorage's past. Tours run everyday throughout the summer season - Memorial Day through Labor Day - and last approximately 45 minutes.

Tour groups meet and leave from the front steps of the Alaska Public Lands Information Center in downtown Anchorage at the corner of 4th Ave. and F St. They will leave promptly at the scheduled time. Please bring photo ID for entry to the Old Federal Building.

Statue of Captain Cook looks out onto the Inlet in downtown Anchorage

Captain Cook Walking Tour: (11am & 2:45pm Daily)

Set sail on a voyage of discovery as we follow Captain Cook on his final adventure in search of the fabled Northwest Passage. In 1778, his ships navigated down the Bering Strait enduring extreme weather and immense ice fields. Although they were unsuccessful in their exploration of a passage between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, James Cook led the first crew along the Alaska coast. Their observations of Aleutian volcanoes and arctic wildlife were recorded in historical journals. 

Watch a preview of this walking tour below!

Note: This Embedded video resides on the official Alaska National Park YouTube channel

Two cross country skiers make their way through a snow-covered bog. Spruce trees and some scrub brush dot the landscape. Low mountains and an overcast sky are in the background. Did You Know?
At treeline in Alaska, a 300 year old spruce tree may reach a diameter of just five inches, due to the extreme climate.