Seward is a small community located on the Southeast side of the Kenai Peninsula, 126 miles south of Anchorage. Seward is situated at the head of Resurrection Bay and is known as the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. The town of about 3,000 residents is named for William H. Seward, the man who engineered the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867.
Seward was developed as a railroad town in 1903 and is the southern terminus for the Alaska Railroad. The port of Seward handles freight for the Alaska Railroad and serves as a cruise ship port in the summer. The small boat harbor is also active throughout the summer with daily glacier cruise departures and sport fishing charters.
This small town offers a surprising variety of quality Seward lodging options. The Seward Windsong Lodge offers wonderful river valley views just two miles outside of town. The Holiday Inn Express offers a convenient harbor location. Be sure to visit Kenai Fjords National Park on a wildlife and glacier cruise while visiting Seward.