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Aleutian World War II National Historic Area


The Aleutian World War II National Historic Area encompasses the historic footprint of the U.S. Army base Fort Schwatka. Located on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Island Chain of Alaska, the fort was one of four coastal defense posts built.

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Hours of Operation: The park is open year around. Visitors may access the area at any time but overnight camping is not permitted.The best time to visit is May through October. The Aleutian World War II National Historic Area encompasses the historic footprint of the U.S. Army base Fort Schwatka. Located on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Island Chain of Alaska, the fort was one of four coastal defense posts built.

Area (acres): 134

Getting There: The park is located on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Island Chain, 800 miles west of Anchorage, the nearest large urban center. It can be reached by air through commercial and charter flights from Anchorage. Alaska Marine Highway (Ferry System) Summer access to the Aleutian World War II National Historic Area is via an unimproved gravel switchback road from Unalaska. In winter it may be accessed by snowshoes or skis.

Weather: The Aleutian Islands are known for unpredictable and stormy weather. Rain, fog, and wind are common. Dress warmly and carry rain gear even in summer. Summer temperatures range from 45 to 65 degrees F. Early summer and fall often have clear sunny days.

Accessibility: N/A

Things to do at Aleutian World War II National Historic Area

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