37 Blacksmith Street Haines, AK 99827
The Fireweed is open seasonally from April through September.
Dinner: Tuesday–Saturday: 4:30-9:00
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Located one block up from the cruise ship dock in Historic Fort William H. Seward, Building #37 was built in 1904 and was the original Quartermaster’s. Army personnel and their families bought all of their bulk goods, hardware, and supplies (items like flour, oats, #10 can of tomatoes, and even denim jeans) here. All of the wainscoting on the walls is reclaimed from the original shelving and many of the boards (old growth, vertical-grained, clear Douglas Fir barged up from Washington) still bear the stamp,
“QUARTERMASTER CHILKOOT BARRACKS ALASKA.”
In 2016 the Fireweed expanded farther into Building #37, adding a new stockroom, bar, and waiting area to the existing floor plan. All the original posts, beams, window frames, and flooring were restored. The new bar was built from reclaimed old growth Douglas Fir from an old 1940’s schoolhouse in Washington in an effort to match the existing wood.