Wrangell attractions

Top Choice Museum in Wrangell

Wrangell Museum

This impressive museum is what the colorful history and characters of Wrangell deserve. As you stroll through the many rooms, an audio narration automatically comes on and explains each chapter of Wrangell’s history…
Park in Wrangell

Chief Shakes Island

The Shakes are a long line of Tlingit leaders (the current leader is Chief Shakes X). They are represented on this tiny, grassy islet slap bang in the middle of the scruffy boat harbor, reached by a pedestrian bridg…
Archaeological Site in Wrangell

Petroglyph Beach

Thought Alaska's history started with the Klondike gold rush? Not so. Historians and anthropologists should home in on this state historic park on Wrangell's north side, where you can see primitive rock carvings bel…
Historic Site in Wrangell

Shakes Community House

The cedar wood house in the middle of Chief Shakes Island is a replica of a typical Tlingit chief's house recreated by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1940. The house incorporates four structural totem poles thou…
Park in Wrangell

Chief Shakes Grave

Of minor interest is the grave of Chief Shakes V (1840–78), the fifth in a long line of Tlingit chiefs (the current chief is Shakes X). It is hidden on a tree-covered slope just off Case Ave and is surrounded by a w…
Park in Wrangell

Totem Park

In true tribal fashion, Wrangell's totems are left to rot naturally, thus the killer-whale totems in this park are soddenly authentic.