Just a 10-minute walk from downtown along the waterfront, this fort was built by the U.S. Army starting in 1902, then purchased by Army veterans in 1947. The former hospital building has been transformed into Alaska Indian Arts, where totem poles, masks, and jewelry are created in the Tlingit style. Meet the artists and "see what's going on at the AIA."
There are four excellent restaurants, including Mosey's Mexican Cantina, the Fireweed (great pizza), and Portage Street Cafe. The Fort is the most scenic and historic part of Haines, and many visitors choose to stay here. Two long-standing favorites are the Hotel Halsingland (with another first-class restaurant) and the Ft. Seward Bed and Breakfast (located at the top of the hill on "Officer's Row"). If you're looking for a more do-it-yourself living situation, the Fort Seward Condos located in the former officer's quarters of the Fort provide guests with all the comforts of home.
One or two hours.