Island Heritage Discovery
Learn about the history of Wrangell and its First Nation, the Tlingit, and explore Petroglyph Beach.
Learn about Wrangell’s First Nation at Chief Shakes Tribal House and listen to local lore.
Discover the fascinating history of Wrangell, a place that has been governed by four different nations.
Comb Petroglyph Beach and learn the mysteries behind its ancient petroglyphs.
Take home a complimentary petroglyph rubbing and visit the Wrangell Museum gift shop for souvenirs.
Available all year
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes. Flash photography is restricted inside the museum. Bottled water and petroglyph rubbing souvenir are included.
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 stories that have been passed down through generations. Learn about Alaska’s third-oldest city at the Wrangell Museum, and then discover ancient petroglyphs while combing Petroglyph Beach.
Remarks/requirements: We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes. Flash photography is restricted inside the museum. Bottled water and petroglyph rubbing souvenir are included.
Walking information: Walking to and from the 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 is not accessible by wheelchair. However, the observation deck is wheelchair accessible. Shuttle buses do not have wheelchair loading ramps.