Independence Mine State Historical Park

7278 East Bogard Road
Palmer, AK 99645- Map It
Phone: (907) 745-8950

AAA Editor Notes

Independence Mine State Historical Park, 19 mi. n. on Hatcher Pass Rd., is a 761-acre park in the 301,000-acre Hatcher Pass Management Area. The park preserves 15 buildings and numerous artifacts from its heyday as a gold boom town in the 1930s and 1940s. The history of the mine is chronicled in a museum and at the visitor center. Walking trails lead visitors past many of the mine camp's buildings, including bunkhouses, warehouses, the commissary and mess halls. Guided tours are available.
$5 (per private vehicle); $3 (per person ages 3+ arriving by other means). Guided tours free.
Hours: Park open daily 24 hours. Gate and visitor center open daily 9-5, mid-June through Labor Day. Tours are given at various times, mid-June through Labor Day; phone ahead.