If you’re looking for Palmer tours that take you to the unique Alaskan frontier farms, then this tour is perfect for you. Just 45 minutes outside of Anchorage, each of the Palmer tours is a four-hour long driving and walking tour around the Matanuska Valleys farms, ranches, and homesteads. Each tour will visit three farms, a stop at a local urban farm/food program, and a Living Alaska Homestead. As we have a revolving roster of farms, the farms you will visit will be announced the day of the tour. 2017 tours will run June 15-September 15.
Tours are available on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. There are two, four hour tours scheduled each of those days. We offer a morning tour that starts at 9AM-1PM. The tour meets at 76 S. Valley Way Palmer AK, 99645, where there is ample parking and our tour vehicle will depart from. From there, tour participants will take a walking tour of the Palmer Grow program and visit the gardens of the Palmer Art Museum and Historical Center for an introduction in the variety of plants grown in Alaska’s fertile soils. From there tour participants will visit three farms and conclude with eating a brown bag lunch at one of the beautiful vista farms (alternate location if inclement weather.) As we have a revolving roster of farms, the farms you will visit will be announced the day of the tour.
8:45 Meet At 76 S. Valley Way Palmer AK, 99645, the pavilion in downtown Palmer. Meet and check-in with our staff.
9:10 Start Tour by walking through Palmer Museum of History and Art Garden
9:30 Drive to First Farm
9:40 Walking Tour of First Farm
10: 20 Drive to Second Farm
10:30 Walking Tour of Second Farm
11:10 Drive to Third Farm
11:20 Walking Tour of Third Farm
Noon Lunch at Third Farm
12:45 Drive Back to Downtown Palmer
1:00 Arrive Back at Pavilion in Downtown Palmer
Name of Tour: Frontier Farms of the Matanuska Valley, Palmer, AK
Capacity: # of people 4 max
Dates: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Length of Tour: 4 hrs
Starting Time: First Tour: 9 am-1pm
Pricing: $95, lunch and transportation included.
Need a pickup/drop off from Anchorage? There will be an additional cost of $100/booking for downtown Anchorage pickup.
Afternoon tours are available by request.
Need a different tour day besides M, W, and Th? Give us a call, we’ll see what we can do.
NEW $75 Alaskan Resident, Friends and Family Price (call for details)
Customer Types: Adult