723 S. Valley Way
Open Tue-Fri 10am-4pm


Tour Palmer History

The Palmer Museum of History and Art offers two different types of tours of Palmer’s Historic District. You can experience the story of Palmer and the Matanuska Colony by taking a guided tour given by a local, go at your own pace by taking a self-guided audio tour, or request a private tour for your group.

Audio Tours

Experience the Palmer story at your own pace. Rent an audio player and tour the historic district as your own guide! The tour includes 30 minutes of audio and is available in English, Korean, and Japanese. Audio players are rented for two hours and can be checked out at the front desk at the museum.

  • Available year round during open hours 
  • $7/person (visitor)
  • $5/person (AK resident)
  • FREE (Museum member)

Guided Tours

Experience the story of Palmer and the Matanuska Colony with with a knowledgeable guide around the historic center of town, taking in beautiful downtown Palmer and its sweeping mountain vistas!

  • Monday – Saturday
  • Starts at 1:00 pm at the Museum
  • $10/person (visitor)
  • $8/person (Seniors, military, Alaska residents & children)
  • FREE (Museum member)
Truck sculpture by Pat Garley of a man and dog in a farm truck

Private Tours

If you have a larger group and cannot make a regular tour time, click the link below to schedule a guided tour. Please allow 48 hours for confirmation. If you wish to schedule a tour today, please give us a call at 907-746-7668

Agriculture & Garden Walk Map
Historic District Tour Map

Book a Private Tour