Visit the Talkeetna Historical Society's museum, located in Downtown Talkeetna, in the Little Red School House.
When you arrive in Downtown Talkeetna, you will notice right away the uniqueness of our rural Alaskan community. The Talkeetna Historical Society Museum preserves this uniqueness by preserving Talkeetna's past in its historical buildings and trails. Visit the Museum–friendly and knowlegdeable staff will greet you and will hand you a Walking Tour Brochure, which will guide you through the Museum and to several historic buildings.
Inside the Museum, many artifacts on exhibition await you. Showcases introduce you to our very personal history–native peoples, aviators, gold seekers, trappers–many ordinary people made a name for themself and are now an important part of Talkeetna's past.
The Museum's outbuildings–the old railroad buildings that were moved here–offer even more historic photos and exhibition pieces from the old days. One of the Museum buildings holds the Mountain Exhibit, showing the Mount McKinley and its surrounding peaks of the Alaska Range as a room-size model. Here you can learn about mountaineering, then and now. Don't miss the ranger, who walks over from the Talkeetna Ranger Station twice a day, telling you more about mountaineering, mountain climbers, and the Mountain Exhibit room.
Interested in a guided tour?–No problem. Simply call the Museum to set up a time: 907-733-2487
Summer Hours: 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
Winter Hours: by appointment only.