Klukwan Native Culture
Learn about the Chilkat Tlingit people at a heritage center and see a world-renowned collection.
Enjoy a 45-minute scenic drive through the Chilkat Valley and the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve.
See exhibits on the Chilkat’s way of living, clan house artifacts, Chilkat weaving and more.
Take in incredible views and encounter wildlife through spotting scopes at the Heritage Center.
Get an exclusive look at the Whale Clan House’s highly acclaimed artifact collection.
Available all year
Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed
Headsets are available for larger groups. Snacks are provided. We recommend wearing warm layers. There are some photo/video restrictions within the Heritage Center. Restrooms are available at the pier and inside the Heritage Center.
The ‘Eternal Village’
Klukwan or ‘Eternal Village’ has been home to the Chilkat Tlingit people for hundreds of years. Learn about their way of life with the help of a village host at the Jilkaat Kwaan Cultural Heritage Center. At the Whale Clan House of the Gaanaxteidi, listen to the compelling history behind their world-famous collection of four totems and the Rain Wall Screen, and see these pieces in person.
Remarks/requirements: Headsets are available for larger groups. Snacks are provided. We recommend wearing warm layers. There are some photo/video restrictions within the Heritage Center. Restrooms are available at the pier and inside the Heritage Center.
Menu: Smoked salmon, cream cheese, crackers, cookies, water, and hot drinks
Walking information: About 100 feet of total walking with breaks