Walking Tour of Juneau, Alaska


Walking Tour of Juneau, Alaska


            Exit your cruise ship and turn left on Franklin Street, noticing the Archie Van Winkle Memorial (Alaska’s first Medal of Honor winner) along the way. On the harbor side of the street you will encounter the USS Juneau Memorial and the Juneau Founders Memorial (dedicated to Juneau and Harris).

            Bear left onto Ferry Way and then turn right on Seward Street, which leads to the Alaska State Capitol building, several blocks ahead. After your visit to the capitol, continue north to reach the St Nicholas Orthodox Church, the oldest Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska.

            Now, turn left on Gold Street and left again on 7th Street to check out the House of Wickersham, former Victorian residence of a famous judge and statesman. Next, take the stairs to Seward Street. When you reach 4th Street, turn right, past the capitol, to reach the State Office Building (actually at 333 Willoughby St), on the left. It contains a totem pole and an impressive pipe organ. Check out the great view from the 8th floor.

            Now, return to Main Street and turn right. Stop for a look at the life size Brown Bear sculpture (“Windfall Fisherman”), and then continue to the harbor. If you are interested in the Arts and/or museums, turn right on Egan Drive and then right again on Whittier Street.

            Otherwise, return to the cruise ship via Marine Way. Stroll through Marine Park and notice the Hard Rock Miner Sculpture and a statue of Patsy Ann, a dog who, in the 1930’s, greeted visitors and steamships to the city.

            Continue past the cruise ship terminal to see the Fisherman Memorial, near the Mount Roberts Tramway entrance.


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