National Historic Landmarks
Alaska’s nationally designated landmarks span the state from Kake, in Southeast Alaska, to the Birnirk site in Barrow, the northernmost community in Alaska. They range from Eagle on the Canadian border to Attu at the western end of the Aleutian Island chain. Seventeen landmarks are considered to be archeological, with most dating back to pre-European times. There are also 32 historic landmarks, which commemorate historic themes since the landing of Vitus Bering on Alaskan shores in 1741. Altogether these landmarks tell the story of roughly 11,000 years of Alaskan history.
Did You Know?
In 1980, with the passage of ANILCA (Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act), much of the traditional homeland of the Inupiat Eskimos of Northwest Alaska became national parks, preserves, monuments, and wildlife refuges.