Get a glimpe into the lives of Alaska's earliest pioneers amidst artifacts, maps, pictures and stories depicting the rugged life of local gold miners, fur trappers, homesteaders and other adventurers. The museum highlights the history of Trapper Creek, Cache Creek Mining District and Petersville Road. The Trapper Creek area was settled in 1959 by a caravan of people who traveled from Michigan. Commonly referred to as the "59ers," those who stayed settled and homesteaded in Trapper Creek. They were solely dependent on the railroad for transportation, which meant crossing the Susitna River to reach the tracks. It was not until the mid-1970s that the community became linked to the Parks Highway.


Summer: Daily 10am-4pm. Winter: by appt.



Getting There

Mile 75 west of Parks Highway on Petersville Road
Trapper Creek, AK
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Trapper Creek Museum

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