Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
The uniformed park ranger and a group of walking tour participants stand on a platform overlooking a body of water with mountains in the background
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Captain 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 & 3:15pm 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

An red barn and silo are dwarfed by Pioneer Peak in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Did You Know?
The last homestead settled under the provisions of the Homestead Act of 1862 was conveyed to its owner in Alaska in 1988. That's 126 years after the original legislation was signed. By that time, approximately 10% of all US land had been settled by homesteaders.