Kennecott Visitor Center

Blackburn School and Kennecott Visitor Center
The Kennecott Visitor Center is located in the historic Blackburn School within the Kennecott Mill Town.

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Kennecott Visitor Center
Located in Kennecott, AK, about 4 hours from the Wrangell-St. Elias Visitor Center in Copper Center.
Kennecott Mill Town, 5 miles north from McCarthy, AK
(907) 205-7106

Exhibits, park film (shown in the General Store), ranger programs, bookstore, backcountry trip planning, park & area information.

Memorial Day (last Monday of May) - Labor Day (first Monday of September):
Please call for Hours of Operation and available visitor services.

Closed. If you need assistance, please call park headquarters at (907) 822-5234.

Housed in Kennecott's historic Blackburn School, the Kennecott Visitor Center is your information hub for the Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

Pick up maps, brochures, and trail descriptions, join a ranger for a history talk or nature walk, or plan your wilderness excursion. The visitor center also hosts a small branch of the Alaska Geographic's bookstore. Stop by to browse our collection.

Kennecott Mill town is located 5 miles from McCarthy, with no vehicle access or shuttle service during the winter. During winter, the only access to Kennecott is via foot or skiing the 5 mile road from McCarthy.

Are you wondering how to get to Kennecott? Go to our Transportation and Directions page to find out!

Learn more about services and activities in the McCarthy Road and Kennecott area.

Last updated: May 13, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve
PO Box 439
Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway

Copper Center, AK 99573


907 822-5234

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