Learn, Explore, and Discover at one of America’s Cultural Treasures
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Feel the heartbeat of Alaska’s Indigenous People. Hear our stories. Explore our history and discover a cultural heritage still living and thriving today at the largest cultural institution in Alaska.

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Download ANHC’s Digital Guide

Now, you can experience the Alaska Native Heritage Center from anywhere, at any time, thanks to Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app. With our new digital guide, you’ll gain access to a wealth of information regarding our current exhibits, community programs, and digital projects. Immerse yourself in our life-size village sites by listening to an archival audio tour and learn directly from our Senior Curator, Angie Demma, who shared many highlights from our collection. Whether you’re an art lover, a history enthusiast, or simply curious about Alaska Native cultures, this digital guide is perfect for you!

 

Secure a Shuttle Ride

Operated by Anchorage Trolley Tours, the Alaska Native Heritage Center shuttle service operates from downtown Anchorage to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Owned and operated by Anchorage Trolley Tours, all booking and reservations shall be made at anhcshuttle.com. ONLY round trips may be purchased online.

 

All booking information and communication regarding payment and scheduling should be done through the Anchorage Trolley Tours. The shuttle is not operational by ANHC employees. Shuttle times are not subject to change unless due to emergency.

Log Cabin Visitor Center

546 W. 4th Avenue

Anchorage Museum

625 C Street

Alaska Native

8800 Heritage Center Drive

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The Alaska Native Heritage Center offers a unique experience for you to learn and explore the traditional and contemporary ways of Alaska’s Indigenous cultures. More than a museum, the Center is a place to engage and interact–to ask questions and discover.

Our living cultures continue to flourish in a changing world, and although our world changes, our values and traditions remain. Your visit today will take you on a journey through 10,000 years of Alaska Native history and culture through art, dance, Native Games demonstrations, exhibits, traditional Native dwellings, films and more.

There is always something new to discover at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

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Plan Your Summer Visit

We look forward to your visit next summer! Our 2024 Summer Season opening day will be Sunday, May 12, 2024. We will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ch’k’iqadi Gallery and Café Di’eschin will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer programming will include daily guided tours, dance performances, Alaska Native Games demonstrations, Alaska Native Artists selling their work, and more!

Plan Your Winter Visit

Our 2024 Winter Season starts on September 16, 2024. Our operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM.

Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in Alaska Native cultures by exploring Village Sites, watching films in the theatre, and viewing the interpretive content in the Gathering Place. All visits are self-guided tours.

ANHC’s new digital guide, available on the free arts and culture app.

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is center stage for Alaska Native dancing, compelling Native Games demonstrations, and intriguing storytelling! Join us and learn a song or practice a traditional game with one of our staff on stage.

The Hall of
Cultures

The Hall of Cultures features a number of unique and dynamic exhibits that will teach you more about each of the five major culture groups of Alaska.

Alaska Native craft activities will keep the children entertained, and Alaska Native artists demonstrate and sell their work throughout the Hall of Cultures. You can take home a piece of traditional Alaska Native made art!

Please note that effective December 5, 2023, the Hall of Cultures is temporarily closed to the public for the remainder of ANHC’s Winter Season.

The Theatre

The Theatre shows a variety of movies all day, 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 as well as the beautiful landscapes and climates from each of the regions in Alaska.

Village Sites

During your visit, you will stroll through six authentic life-sized Native dwellings situated in a wooded area around beautiful Lake Tiulana. One of our Culture Bearers will introduce you to the traditional lifeways of the Dene, Iñupiat, Sivuqam Yupigi, Yupiit, Cupiit, Unangax̂, Sugpiat, dAXunhyuu, Łingít, Xaadas, Ts'msyen peoples.

Each village site has a traditional structure along with artifacts that each group used in their daily lives. Make sure to stop by the whale bones at the Iñupiaq site– it’s one of our best spots to snap a photo during your visit!

Café Di’eshchin

Named after the Dena’ina Athabascan word for “I’m Hungry,” Café Di’eshchin features an assortment of menu items including coffee, sweet treats, and more! Menu items are subject to change. Café Di’eshchin is open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer season. During the winter season, Café Di’eshchin is closed.

FAQs

 

 

We are located at 8800 Heritage Center Dr. in Anchorage, around a 7 minute drive from the Tikahtnu Commons.

If driving: From the Glenn Highway, exit at North Muldoon Road. From Tudor Road, drive east on Tudor, which becomes Muldoon Road. Continue driving straight over the Glenn Highway and then take the first right. (You will see an Alaska Native Heritage Center Sign) Keep driving a bit further until you reach our parking lot, where we have ample parking including reserved Elder parking.

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is operating a FREE round-trip shuttle from downtown Anchorage to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Downtown pick up locations include the Log Cabin Visitor Center Downtown, the Anchorage Museum and the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

Summer 2024 Hours:
Open 7 days/week, 9AM-5PM
Opening day: Sunday, May 12, 2024
Closing day: Sunday, September 15, 2024

Winter 2024 Hours:
Open Monday-Friday, 9AM-5PM for self-guided tours.

 

Summer Admission Rates:
Adult (18-64): $29
Senior ($65+): $25
Youth (4-17): $19

After 4PM Discount: 50%

SCF Guest: 100%

 

Discounted Rates 

 

Alaska Resident 

Alaska Resident Adult (18+): $14

Alaska Resident Child (4-17): $12

Military

Military Adult (18+): $14 *Must present ID

Military Youth (4-17): $12 *With sponsor’s ID

Student

K-12 Student School Visit (Self-Guided): $10

College/University Student Visit: $14

The Arc of Anchorage + 1 Caregiver: $10

ANCSA (With ID): Free of charge

Indigenous (With proof of tribal enrollment or Tribal ID): Free of charge

 

Private Tour Rate:

$150 flat rate for up to 20 people

Tickets are available for purchase here. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Ticketing Desk when you arrive to ANHC.

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Visit one of America’s Cultural Treasures

The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is a vibrant cultural and educational center located on Dena’ina Ełnena in Anchorage, Alaska. As the only statewide cultural and educational center dedicated to celebrating all cultures and heritages, ANHC serves as a statewide resource for Alaska Natives from birth until Elder. We look forward to welcoming you to be part of our family! Visit today.

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