Walk a path less travelled with a knowledgeable local and discover a Juneau that most do not see when they visit. During your approximate 2 mile walk sights include St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, State Capitol, Governor's House, Gold Creek, totem poles, a coffee roasting facility and Arts and Cultural Center. Also the human side of Juneau will come alive through the personal histories of those who have lived in the city.
Explore the historic and colorful nooks and crannies of downtown Juneau with a knowledgeable local. You will walk a path less travelled by most that visit and see 30 points of interest.
Your tour will start near the docks where you will be fitted with an audio device to listen discreetly to your guide’s narration as you walk the streets of Juneau. Your walk will include the following sights; the Tlingit mural on City Hall, Front Street (the original shore line), historic buildings, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, State Capitol, totem poles, Governor’s House, Gold Creek where gold was discovery in Juneau by Kawa.ee (pronounced Kowee), Joe Juneau and Richard Harris plus the historic tidelands neighborhood. You will learn about the varied and colorful people who have lived in Juneau from China Joe, Robert Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz), to the Behrends, Goldstein and Gross families and others. You will stop at the Heritage Coffee roasting facility to learn about coffee from bean to cup. Your next stop will be the Juneau Arts and Cultural Center to view locally made artwork that is difficult to find elsewhere. The tour will end close to the docks where you can return to your ship.
Participants must be at least 10 years old and able to walk up to 2 miles without assistance.