The visitor center for Aleutian World War II National Historic Area is located in Unalaska. It is owned and operated by the Ounalashka Corporation and affiliated to the National Park Service.
Many of the objects, quotes, and information in the visitor center came directly from Aleutian residents and World War II veterans who have shepherded this project along from the beginning. Exhibits on the Aleutian Campaign and the evacuation and internment of the Unangax̂ (Aleut) people are on display on the lower level of the Aerology Building. The radio room uptairs in the has been reconstructed from 1940s photographs to look as it did during World War II.
About the Aerology Building
The Aerology Building is one of the most intact and architecturally significant World War II buildings in the Aleutian Islands. Built in 1943 by the Navy, it is a Loxstave frame building. Loxstave buildings, an early form of prefabricated construction, are rare. The Aerology building is nationally significant as a contributing feature to the Dutch Harbor Naval Operating Base and Fort Mears, U.S. Army National Historic Landmark (NHL) designated in 1985.
Last updated: August 26, 2020