Historic Walking Tours of the Original Colony Area

Get to know the original Palmer as it was in the Colony Days by taking a scenic tour of the down town area, which is full of incredible history and historic landmarks. Tours start at our location, the Palmer museum, and will take you around some of the original buildings from the New Deal era and provide a rich informative walk-through of the town. Tours take around an hour to two hours depending on how long each stop takes, so plan accordingly! Sales of walking tours stop at 4:00 PM local time due to a two hour rental limit as our location closes at 6:00 PM, and please stop by the museum for more details!


Church of 1000 Trees

One of the first buildings built after the transient workers let the original colonists take to work on building their own homes, this Protestant Church is as old as Palmer itself; one of the more interetsing and artisitc log buildings in the area.


The Palmer Alehouse

This old building started as the trading post of the Palmer area, which made it a home to many amazing stories and a place that was very well frequented. Converted to a Matanuska Milk Dairy building and now the Palmer Alehouse, the structure hasn't lost any of its rustic charm over the years. Make a mental note of where they're located on your tour and stop by after for a local brew, house made rootbeer, or some great local dining.


Colony House Museum

The colony House Museum is a must-see in Palmer if you are interested in how the colonists subsisted and thrived in Alaska. Housing an incredible collection of artifacts from this era, tours of this museum are offered during the work week and are a great eye opening experience and a great view of Alaskan history.