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Learn about the history of Wrangell and its first nation, the Tlingit, and explore Petroglyph Beach.
  • Learn about Wrangell’s first nation at Chief Stakes Tribal House and listen to local legends.

  • Discover the fascinating history of Wrangell, a place that has been governed by four different nations.

  • Comb Petroglyph Beach and learn the mysteries behind the ancient petroglyphs found there.

  • Take home a complimentary petroglyph rubbing and visit the Wrangell Museum gift shop for souvenirs.

Tlingit and petroglyphs 

Join your Alaskan guide on a journey through time to learn about the history of Wrangell’s first nation, the Tlingit. Visit Chief Shakes Tribal House and celebrate the heritage of this ancient people with legends that have been passed down through generations. Then, learn about Alaska’s third oldest city at the Wrangell Museum, and discover ancient petroglyphs while combing Petroglyph Beach.

Practical information

  • Remarks/requirements: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended; flash photography is restricted inside the museum; bottled water and petroglyph rubbing souvenir are included 

  • Language: English/Tlingit 

  • Walking information: Walking to and from shuttle to Chief Shakes Island, inside Wrangell Museum, and down a wheelchair accessible ramp to Petroglyph Beach viewing deck. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: Chief Shakes Tribal house & Wrangell Museum are wheelchair accessible. Petroglyph beach itself is not accessible by wheelchair, however the observing deck is wheelchair accessible. Shuttle buses do not have wheelchair loading ramps.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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