Explore World War II Ruins in Unalaska

Historical photo of military boats in harbor.

Walk in the footsteps of World War II soldiers at Fort Schwatka in Unalaska, Alaska. During the Aleutian Campaign, the U.S. Army built over 100 buildings at the fort, sitting 897 feet above sea level; the highest coastal defenses in the United States. While many of the wooden structures have since collapsed, you can still take a self guided tour among the old lookouts and gun mounts. Permits are required and available for purchase at the visitor center in Unalaska. Learn more on the NPS Aleutian World War II National Historic Area website.

Duration
1 day
Ages
Kids
Families
Adults
Seasons
Summer
Activities
Birding
Hiking
Sightseeing
Is fee required?
Yes, fee required
Permit to explore Mount Ballyhoo is $6 per individual or $10 for the family. The World War II Visitor Center is free for veterans, $2 for active duty and seniors, and $5 for everyone else.
Time of the day
Day
Can reservations be made?
No, reservations are not available
Pets Allowed?
No