Any visitor who desires to understand and appreciate the rich and colorful heritage of Alaska’s Native people should a visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. A short drive from downtown Anchorage, visitors experience Alaska Native culture through a vibrant mix of engaging storytelling, Native song and dance, artist demonstrations, and Native Games.
Inside the Gathering Place you will experience Alaska Native dancing, compelling Native Games demonstrations and intriguing storytelling reflecting the rich history of Alaska’s Native peoples. The Hall of Cultures features engaging exhibits and demonstrations by Alaska Native artists.
The Theatre hosts a variety of movies, including the Heritage Center produced film, “Stories Given, Stories Shared.” This introductory film offers an opportunity to learn about the many different cultures of Alaska Native people, its beautiful landscape and climates from each of the regions in Alaska.
Outside the Alaska Native Heritage Center, you can stroll through six authentic life-sized Native dwellings situated in a wooded area around Lake Tiulana. You will witness the traditional lives of the Athabascan, Inupiaq/St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Yup’ik/Cup’ik, Aleut, Alutiiq, and the Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples.
Alaska Native Heritage Center is located in northeast Anchorage, just a short drive from downtown. Open daily during the summer, 9 am - 5 pm.
Driving here in a car with GPS? Enter the following coordinates into your GPS unit: Latitude 61.218056"N and Longitude -149.900278"W.
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