Juneau Historical Walking Tour
Duration: 1.5 Hours Description: Join Alaskan Author, Photographer, and Teacher Larry Johansen on a 90 minute walk through the streets of historic downtown Juneau. See the Russian Orthodox Church, the State Capitol Building, the Governor’s Mansion. "Meet" the characters that passed through Juneau and hear their stories. China Joe, French Pete, BF Stroud, Joe Boyle, Chief Kowee, and John Treadwell. Get the story behind the great mines now long gone, why Juneau is named Juneau and not Harrisburg, and why Juneau is still the Capital despite the fact that the people of Alaska voted to move it. Learn about the drive to Statehood and current political issues. Hear about the daily life a hundred years ago from an Alaskan born guide who's family has been living here since that time. A true 574 living in the 907.
Price: $20.00pp (includes tax) typically meets downtown in front of the Red Dog Saloon or by appointment. It is required by city code that you prebook this tour by calling or texting prior to the 10 am departure. 12 maximum. Text or call 907-321-0775.
Duration: 2 hours. Description: If you have a need to make your fitbit happy we have a two hour tour that swings thru Cope Park and will tally 16 floors of stair climbing. It includes all the content of the Historical Walking Tour but adds this spectacular walk along side Gold Creek.
Price is still $20pp
Tours originate in front of the Red Dog Saloon, Baranof Hotel, and at the Goldbelt Hotel
Larry Johansen is a second generation Alaskan. He has a teaching degree from Western Washington University and has been endorsed by the National Association of Interpretation as an interpretive instructor. He has more than 25 years of Alaskan guiding experience and has himself travelled to over 40 countries in his world wide wanderings. He lives in Juneau about a block from the governor's mansion. He has travelled to all 19 wilderness areas in Southeast Alaska.
He published a book about his adventure called "The Alexander Eighteen: The Story of Eighteen Wilderness Areas in Alaska". His first book called "XTRATUF: An Alaskan Way of Life," is about the people who live in the Alaskan rainforest. His latest book is a tour of Juneau in a book called "Finding JUNEAU: Its People, Places, and Past." It's a book about the fascinating people of Juneau and the interesting times they lived in.