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Fort William H. Seward: general information

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Fort William H. Seward

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  • Type of destination: National Historic Landmark
  • Location of destination: USA - Alaska
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Established by Executive Order on December 31, 1898, and first known as Haines Mission, Fort Seward was the last of 11 military posts established in Alaska during the territory's gold rushes between 1897 and 1904. Founded for the purpose of preserving law and order among the gold seekers, the fort also provided a U.S. military presence in Alaska during boundary disputes with Canada. The only active military post in Alaska between 1925 and 1940, the fort was closed at the end of World War II. Pre...
Established by Executive Order on December 31, 1898, and first known as Haines Mission, Fort Seward was the last of 11 military posts established in Alaska during the territory's gold rushes between 1897 and 1904. Founded for the purpose of preserving law and order among the gold seekers, the fort also provided a U.S. military presence in Alaska during boundary disputes with Canada. The only active military post in Alaska between 1925 and 1940, the fort was closed at the end of World War II. Presently, the old fort and stately buildings serve as homes, hotels and cultural attractions.
More information on the Alaska Government and Sheldon Museum website.
Established by Executive Order on December 31, 1898, and first known as Haines Mission, Fort Seward was the last of 11 military posts established in Alaska during the territory's gold rushes between 1897 and 1904. Founded for the purpose of preserving law and order among the gold seekers, the fort also provided a U.S. military presence in Alaska during boundary disputes with Canada. The only active military post in Alaska between 1925 and 1940, the fort was closed at the end of World War II. Pre...

Fort William H. Seward: nearby sleeping facilities

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Gustavus Inn at Glacier Bay
Glacier Bay Bear Track Inn

Fort William H. Seward: nearby destinations

56 Other parks or sites within 200km (125mi):

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Alaska Indian ArtsPoints of Interest - Alaska - 0km (1mi)
HainesPoints of Interest - Alaska - 0km (1mi)
Sheldon Museum and Cultural CenterPoints of Interest - Alaska - 0km (1mi)
Chilkoot Lake State Recreation SiteState Park - Alaska - 13km (9mi)
Alaska Chilkat Bald EaglePreserve - Alaska - 14km (9mi)
SkagwayCity Walks - Alaska - 26km (17mi)
Klondike Gold RushNational Historical Park - Alaska - 29km (19mi)
Haines HighwayByways - Alaska - 29km (19mi)
Klondike HighwayByways - Alaska - 36km (23mi)
Chilkoot TrailNational Historic Site - British Columbia - 52km (33mi)
Haines HighwayByways - British Columbia - 64km (41mi)
Tatshenshini-AlsekProvincial Park - British Columbia - 71km (45mi)
Golden Circle TourByways - Yukon Territory - 93km (59mi)
Atlin RoadByways - British Columbia - 105km (67mi)
AtlinProvincial Park - British Columbia - 105km (67mi)
Warm Bay roadByways - British Columbia - 107km (68mi)
Juneau International AirportAirport - Alaska - 108km (68mi)
Carcross Walking TourCity Walks - Yukon Territory - 112km (71mi)
White Pass and Yukon Route railroad depotHistoric and Heritage Site - Yukon Territory - 112km (71mi)
Carcross - Tagish cemeteryPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 112km (71mi)
Carcross Dunes and DesertPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 114km (72mi)
Discovery RoadByways - British Columbia - 117km (74mi)
McDonald LakeRecreation Area - British Columbia - 118km (75mi)
Emerald LakePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 122km (77mi)
Surprise LakeRecreation Area - British Columbia - 123km (77mi)
Klondike HighwayByways - Yukon Territory - 136km (86mi)
Tagish BridgeRecreation Area - Yukon Territory - 137km (87mi)
Robinson RoadhouseHistoric and Heritage Site - Yukon Territory - 140km (88mi)
Atlin RoadByways - Yukon Territory - 144km (91mi)
Tagish LoopByways - Yukon Territory - 144km (91mi)
Kookatsoon Lake Recreation ParkPark - Yukon Territory - 151km (95mi)
Marsh LakePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 155km (98mi)
Lewes DamPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 156km (98mi)
Yukon River BridgePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 156km (98mi)
McCrae Construction CampPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 158km (100mi)
Yukon Beringia Interpretive CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 166km (104mi)
Whitehorse International AirportAirport - Yukon Territory - 166km (105mi)
S.S. KlondikeNational Historic Site - Yukon Territory - 166km (105mi)
Whitehorse Waterfront TrolleyPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 167km (105mi)
WhitehorsePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 167km (105mi)
Kwanlin Dun Cultural CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 168km (106mi)
Copperbelt Railway & Mining MuseumPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 169km (107mi)
Haines HighwayByways - Yukon Territory - 171km (108mi)
Alaska HighwayByways - Yukon Territory - 179km (113mi)
Gunnar Nilsson and Mickey Lammers Research ForestPark - Yukon Territory - 180km (113mi)
ChampagnePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 181km (114mi)
Takhini CrossingPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 181km (114mi)
Teslin LakePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 182km (114mi)
Teslin Tlingit Heritage CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 182km (115mi)
Yukon WildlifePreserve - Yukon Territory - 183km (115mi)
Canol RoadByways - Yukon Territory - 184km (116mi)
George Johnston MuseumPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 185km (116mi)
Teslin Walking TourCity Walks - Yukon Territory - 185km (116mi)
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Glacier BayNational Preserve - Alaska - 194km (122mi)

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KluaneNational Park - Yukon Territory - 227km (142mi)
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Silver City Ghost TownPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 259km (163mi)
Soldier's SummitPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 262km (165mi)
Continental DividePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 270km (169mi)
Rancheria FallsRecreation Area - Yukon Territory - 276km (173mi)
Glenora GhosttownPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 281km (177mi)
Telegraph CreekPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 288km (181mi)
Telegraph Creek RoadByways - British Columbia - 289km (182mi)
Destruction BayPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 291km (183mi)
Stikine RiverProvincial Park - British Columbia - 295km (185mi)
Grand Canyon of the StikinePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 295km (185mi)
Burwash Landing Walking TourCity Walks - Yukon Territory - 307km (193mi)
Burwash LandingPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 307km (193mi)
Sawmill PointRecreation Area - British Columbia - 310km (195mi)
Tage Cho Hudan Interpretive CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 323km (202mi)
Cassiar Mountain Jade Store and MinePoints of Interest - British Columbia - 329km (207mi)
Cassiar Ghost TownPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 331km (207mi)
Kluane RiverPoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 339km (212mi)
McDame CreekPoints of Interest - British Columbia - 341km (214mi)
French CreekRecreation Area - British Columbia - 354km (222mi)
Kinaskan LakeProvincial Park - British Columbia - 360km (226mi)
Boya LakeProvincial Park - British Columbia - 360km (226mi)
Cassiar HighwayByways - Yukon Territory - 369km (232mi)
Watson Lake Signpost ForestLandmark - Yukon Territory - 389km (244mi)
Watson Lake Walking TourCity Walks - Yukon Territory - 389km (244mi)
Northern Lights Space and Science CentrePoints of Interest - Yukon Territory - 389km (244mi)
Wye LakePark - Yukon Territory - 390km (244mi)