Explore Hoonah, an authentic village that is many things to its inhabitants. It is a lively fishing community, an old logging town, and the world's largest Tlingit village. Your local guide will describe how this coastal community came to be when the rapid glacial advance of the Little Ice Age forced the clans from their ancestral home in Glacier Bay. Learn about the feats of local fishermen, what it means to ‘drive’ on the Alaska Marine Highway, and how the people rebuilt when the village was destroyed by fire during World War II. Check out a pair of Tlingit totems and learn how to read them. And, of course, keep your eyes peeled for the animal representatives of the two Tlingit moieties keeping watch over the town – ravens and eagles. Immerse yourself in the local Tlingit culture at the Native Theater. An interactive performance showcases the rich heritage of people shaped by wild lands and mysterious seas. Performing and dancing in their colorful regalia, the Huna Tlingit proudly share their history with you through interpretive song, dance and storytelling. This is your opportunity to absorb the rich history and local culture and join in a traditional celebration.
Photographing and videotaping the performances are prohibited; however, the performers are available for photos directly afterwards. ADA Accessible - This tour can accommodate mobility devices not exceeding 58 in. in length and 36 in. in width and with a combined weight not to exceed 600 lbs.