Your Guide to Aleutian Islands World War II National Historic Area
During World War II the remote Aleutian Islands, home to the Unangax̂ (Aleut) people for over 8,000 years, became a fiercely contested battleground in the Pacific.
This thousand-mile-long archipelago saw invasion by Japanese forces, the occupation of two islands; a mass relocation of Unangax̂ civilians; a 15-month air war; and one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific Theater.
The park is located on Amaknak Island in the Aleutian Island chain. The island is located 800 miles west of Anchorage. The island can be reached by commercial or charter air flights from Anchorage. Commercial flights to Unalaska include Pen Air and Alaska Airlines. The Alaska Marine Highway is a ferry service that is operated by the state that can be used to reach the island. The Aleutian World War II Visitor Center is located at the Unalaska airport.
GPS: lat:53.9143, long:-166.5197
Physical address: Affiliated Areas, Alaska Regional Office, Anchorage, AK, 99501
The park is on private land owned by the Ounalashka Corporation. To visit the historic area you need to purchase a permit.
The Aleutian Islands are known for unpredictable and stormy weather. Rain, fog, and wind are common.
Dress warmly and carry rain gear even in summer. Summer temperatures range from 45 to 65 degrees F. Early summer and fall often have clear sunny days with spectacular views of the surrounding volcanoes.
Hours for Summer Hours
Sunday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Monday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Tuesday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Wednesday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Thursday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Friday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 10:00AM