About the Area
Kennicott, Alaska is located in the center of the Wrangell St. Elias National Park at the Kennicott National Historic Landmark, 5 miles from the town of McCarthy.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the largest National Park in America. At 13.2 million acres, it is twice the size of Denali National Park and larger than the country of Switzerland. Learn More
Kennicott National Historic Landmark
In 1986, the U.S. Congress recognized Kennicott as a National Historic Landmark and efforts were begun to stabilize and preserve the site. In 1998, the National Park Service acquired the Kennicott National Historic Landmark, thus adding this important cultural resource to the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Learn More
McCarthy, Alaska began as a support town for the Kennicott Copper mine in the early 1900s. Today, there are several historic buildings and a museum for you to explore. Learn More