Cape Krusenstern National Monument and Archeological District, located in Alaska, is a U.S. National Monument as well as a National Historic Landmark well-renowned for its rich cultural and archeological history. The monument is an extraordinary blend of ancient coastal villages and upland villages.
Today, Cape Krusenstern is an adventurous place for the bold and daring who are set for a journey through northwestern Alaska’s wilderness. The region was home to natives long before Columbus arrived here and it has been a reliable place that supported their lifestyle for millennia. Matter of fact, evidence found at this land indicated at least 9000 years of human habitation here.
Cape Krusenstern is predominantly a coastal plain with large lagoons dotted all over the landscape, hills of limestone, 115 beach ridges, and thermokarst land features.
The Alaskan natives lived here for centuries, leading a comfortable life with most things right at their doorsteps. However, in 1750 AD, encounters with Russian explorers began to increase and the native population of the area decreased drastically. At the Cape Krusenstern Archeological District National Historic Landmark, you’ll find two villages, Kivalina and Noatak, where people used to live once upon a time.
If you are craving some wild adventures, make sure to pay a visit to this unique and majestic place.