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Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center

11 Main Street, Po B, Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2366
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Nice bit of history and Items to view.

If your interested in history this place has a collection of articles that a local man collected... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Gail B
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Annapolis, Maryland
Nice small town museum.

If you're in Haines and are interested in history and native culture, this little museum is worth... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
cachevalley1
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Logan, Utah
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This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and interprets the history, art and unique blending of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
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11 Main Street, Po B, Haines, AK 99827
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"fort seward"
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

If your interested in history this place has a collection of articles that a local man collected and his daughter set up as a museum for all to enjoy.

Thank Gail B
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

If you're in Haines and are interested in history and native culture, this little museum is worth an hour or so. The collection is nicely presented and the employees friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

My wife and I visited this little museum while we were touring Haines, AK. We have some personal experience with a small-town museum, so we have something to compare the Sheldon Museum to. As you would expect, there are artifacts from the indigenous people, and...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a small museum, but it has some interesting items. Enjoyed learning about the history of Haines and seeing the artifacts. Also enjoyed talking to a volunteer there. He was very helpful and informative. Doesn't take much time to walk through, but worth the...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Pleasant surprise awaits you at the Sheldon Culture Center and Natural History Museum. Nice displays and discussions of First Nations groups and history of the area. Some spectacular objects on displays and nice maps depicting the local history.

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

I recently stayed two nights in Haines and the day I arrived it was pouring rain. Even though I have already visited several museums in Alaska I decided to go in to the local Sheldon Museum to look and to get out of the rain....More

Thank Ann1943
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

I enjoyed browsing at my leisure through the exhibits and reading the history . The weavings were of particular interest to me. The depth of the stories were of interest.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017

What a great little museum! Visited a few weeks ago. Only a few dollars to get in and a great selection of the local native art. So stunning photographs from the early gold rush days and some amazing woven art and blankets. Rich history of...More

Thank StefanOlouve
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

This friendly little museum doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles and there are some quirky things in its eclectic collection but this was an unexpected highlight of my brief time in Haines in large part because of the very welcoming woman at the...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum with exhibits about the native population including early weavings, basketry, tools, culture as well as history of white settlement in Haines and the surrounding territories. Very very informative and a great little museum store with native carvings, jewelry, fiber art...More

Thank feltsoul
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