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Eklutna Village Historic Park

26640 Eklutna Village Rd, Chugiak, Anchorage, AK 99567-5153
+1 907-688-6026
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Good tour

I am sorry that I don't remember our guide's name but she really gave us a lot of information and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cameron K
via mobile
Didn't get out of the car

We were looking forward to touring this place but when we got there, it was run down. We decided... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
reitj
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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This old Russian Orthodox village houses a unique cemetery, in which each grave is surrounded by a small, decorative burial house. One of the region's oldest buildings, a church built of logs, was constructed before 1870.
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26640 Eklutna Village Rd, Chugiak, Anchorage, AK 99567-5153
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am sorry that I don't remember our guide's name but she really gave us a lot of information and answered all our questions. The spirit houses were amazing to see and the church was beautiful! Bring bug spray. A good stop north of Anchorage.

Thank Cameron K
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We were looking forward to touring this place but when we got there, it was run down. We decided not to tour.

Thank reitj
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The spirit houses were fascinating. Some are falling into disrepair, but I understand that they aren't intended to be maintained once they are in place. A local resident met us in the church and explained things about the religion, the church, and the burial customs....More

Thank SusannaCreek
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Free parking provided, small cash fee of $5.00 for the tour of the village, church and cemetery. I absolutely loved the tour and I learned a ton about the culture combination of native Alaskan and Russian Orthodox Church. Wouldn't be a good tour on a...More

Thank Travelgal622
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Our proprietor at the B & B where we stayed recommended we stop on our way to Denali. While you can view the cemetery, there are no guides on the week-end. I knew very little about Alaskan Indian burial practices and the influence of the...More

Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The Churches, old and newer, are unique examples of Old Russian Orthodox Christianity. The graveyard with its little house like structures are a sight to behold. The tour guide provided pertinent information about this enduring religion and the impact it had and has on Alaska....More

Thank Nocke
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy history - this attraction will be very interesting ! The Spirit Houses are amazing - the original church is one of the oldest structures in Alaska. The site is on the National Registry - Be sure to walk the trail - there...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We made a special trip to take our kids to see this place. We've been there before, and we know it is unusual and fascinating. To us it was a must-see to show them how the Athabaskan and Russian cultures merged. The tour was interesting...More

Thank 1WorldisEnough
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Way cooler than you might think. A blend of many religious cultures. Love the way the natives built little houses on the graves of loved ones to provide shelter until the spirit leaves. Well worth the time to visit and reflect.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Entering through a small gift shop, one walks a short trail by or through an old & newer church building guided by a local parishioner who explains Orthodoxy's influence on local culture. A brief cemetery tour highlights interesting details about deceased with unusual grave sites...More

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mstelma2017
4 September 2017|
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Response from Travelgal622 | Reviewed this property |
It is very informal there. The suggested hours 10:00-5:00 Monday-Friday Hope that helps
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