Top Choice Historic Site in Aleutian Islands

Aleutian WWII National Historic Area

In 1996 Congress created this 134-acre national historic area to commemorate the bloody events of WWII that took place on the Aleutian Islands.To learn about the ‘Forgotten War,’ begin at the Aleutian WWII Visitor C…
Top Choice Museum in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Museum of the Aleutians

This small but impressive museum is one of the best native cultural centers in Alaska. It relives the Aleutian story from prehistory through the Russian America period to WWII and the present. Exhibits are broken in…
Church in Aleutian Islands

Church of the Holy Ascension

Unalaska is dominated by the Church of the Holy Ascension, the oldest Russian-built church still standing in Alaska. It was built in 1825 and then enlarged in 1894, when its floor plan was changed to a pekov (the sh…
Monument in Aleutian Islands

USS Northwestern Memorial

In a disheveled hillside graveyard along the bay is the USS Northwest memorial named for a 19th-century freight ship turned floating WWII bunkhouse that was destroyed by Japanese bombs in 1942. To get there, follow …
Park in Aleutian Islands

Expedition Park

Bald eagles are as common as crows in and around Unalaska and Dutch Harbor. There are so many birds that locals view them as scavengers, which they are by nature, rather than the majestic symbol of the USA. One of t…
Historic Site in Aleutian Islands

Bunker Hill

Part of the national historic area, this coastal battery was known to the military as Hill 400, and was fortified with 155mm guns, ammunition magazines, water tanks, 22 Quonset huts and a concrete command post at th…
Historic Site in Aleutian Islands

Bishop’s House

Museum in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Aleutian WWII Visitor Center

Park in Unalaska & Dutch Harbor

Sitka Spruce Park

This national historical landmark within Dutch Harbor is where the Russians planted Sitka spruce in 1805. It’s the oldest recorded afforestation project in North America. Three of the gnarly spruce are said to be th…