• Winter in the Wrangells

    Wrangell - St Elias

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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  • Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center to close for the winter on Nov. 1st.

    Wrangell-St. Elias's main visitor center, located near Copper Center, AK, will be closed for the winter starting November 1. The visitor center will re-open on April 1, 2015.


Who Were Wrangell and St. Elias?

Brief History of the Park Area
8,000 years of human history

Wrangell Mountain Residents 1884-1950
Do you know someone who once lived here?

Lt. Henry Allen Expedition
Alaska's Lewis and Clark

Kennecott Kids
Interviews with the children of Kennecott

Ethel LeCount Photo Album
Personal photos taken by a Kennecott Nurse (1937-38)

First Ascent of Mount St. Elias
The Duke of Abruzzi

Upper Tanana Ethnographic Study
Investigation of Athabascan culture prior to western contact

Alaska History and Cultural Studies
Complete Alaska History Course Online

Did You Know?

Austrian climber Heinrich Harrer

12,010’ Mt. Drum was first climbed on June 4, 1954 by Heinrich Harrer, Keith Hart, and George Schaller. You may recall Heinrich Harrer as the principle figure in the book "Seven Years in Tibet".