Gorge Powerhouse and Newhalem Tour

Gorge Powerhouse and Newhalem Tour
Instructors Institute staff
General Tuition (age 13+) $20.00
Senior Tuition (age 62+) $18.00
Youth Tuition (age 3-12) $15.00
Infant Tuition (age 0-2) free

Saturdays and Sundays
July 2 - September 4
10 am - 1 pm

Please note this tour is restricted to visitors ages 10 & up. Click on the REGISTER FOR THIS PROGRAM button above to see availability and to sign up!

Have you ever wanted to get inside a real powerhouse and see hydropower at work? The Gorge Powerhouse & Newhalem Tour will allow you to do just that! Step back in time on this guided walking tour of City Light’s historic company town and the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project’s first powerhouse. Learn about the town's colorful past as a construction camp and how it still thrives today, supporting operations for the Skagit Project and visitors to the North Cascades.

You’ll enjoy strolling through Newhalem’s beautiful townscape while hearing about the challenges of living and working in a community only accessible by train until the 1940s. The highlight will be a unique, up-close look at how power is made and managed by touring the inside of Gorge Powerhouse, which is normally closed to the public.  

We’ll conclude our time together in the shade of the old trees in Newhalem with a picnic lunch made out of local, organic ingredients.

A very exclusive and highly personalized tour, these outings are limited to only 20 people, so register today! For more information, call (360) 854-2589 or email skagittours.reservations@ncascades.org.

*Not wheelchair accessible 

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