Talkeetna Historic District

Welcome to beautiful downtown Talkeetna and our historic district. The Talkeetna Historical Society and Museum have established this tour for you to learn more about the village history and our rich heritage of mining, trapping, aviation, Alaska railroad and mountaineering.
The tour is self guided with the help of the App and takes about an hour.

Download the Talkeetna Walking Tour App and visit the Talkeetna Historic District and other sites.

Talkeetna Historic District

A 2 block by 3 block area of downtown Talkeetna was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993 as a historic district.  At that time, there were 13 contributing buildings to the district offsetting the 13 newer buildings.  The district was formed to protect the mining and railroad era of 1916 to 1936.


To listen to stories about Talkeetna’s buildings and history, go to The Blue Tarp Podcast, available where you get your podcasts, or at KTNA – Blue Tarp  

Talkeetna History QUEST

A QUEST is a fun treasure hunt written in rhyme and created by local people to share special places in their community. To complete this QUEST, follow the clues as you walk through town. If you get confused, check the map or ask a local person. We hope you enjoy learning about Talkeetna from the insider’s perspective! Talkeetna Quest Brochure.