Fort William H. Seward was built in 1902 as a result of the international border negotiations with Canada. It was renamed Chilkoot Barracks due to confusion at the Post Office with the town of Seward, also named after the same man. Most of the original buildings still stand and It now houses restaurants, a Bed and Breakfast and The Chilkat Center for the Arts. While you’re in Fort Seward, visit the historic bakery building which now houses
The Port Chilkoot Distillery, Southeast Alaska’s first distillery.

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