Kodiak Island was a strategic outpost for both Russians and Americans, first used by Russians as the headquarters of the Russian American Company (now Kodiak Harbor). Take a tour at this museum with knowledgeable veterans and volunteers and learn the history of the Army and Navy on Kodiak Island and the Harbor Defenses front. Make sure you check out the eight-inch gun barrel, part of the defense system, which could fire up to 20 miles! Or learn about the nets, magnetic cables, and other underwater defenses. Fort Abercrombie housed between 150 and 200 soldiers (the island had up to 11,000 troops), but they never saw action, and the gun mounts were destroyed in 1948. The museum and relics are part of a restoration effort started in the 1980s, including the bunker that now houses the museum. And if you’re a photographer, the bunker is a great spot to get sunrise photos.
Summer: Sa, Mo 1pm-5pm. Other times and winter by appt.
Adult $3, Children under 12 are Free