| ||This charming community at the end of the Hope Highway on Alaska's Kenai Penninsula was a frenzy of gold rush activity in 1896. |
Miners named their mining camp on Resurection Creek Hope City, after 17 year old prospector Percy Hope. But the gold rush here was short lived.
By 1899, many of the miners had joined the gold rush to the Klondike. Hope City persisted, and it is now the best preserved gold rush community in South Central Alaska.
Hope's Historic District includes the 1896 Store, the 1902 Log Social Hall, which still hosts local events, and the Hope Historical Mining Museum.
Today, Hope is a quiet oasis popular with fishermen, hikers, campers, bicyclists, birdwatchers and recreational gold miners.Stop in and visit with the local artists and craftsmen, hike the forest, fish the creek for salmon; whatever your pleasure,
Welcome to the wonderful world of Hope.