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Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Interesting history

By far a highlight in Juneau. It is broken up in different decades and areas of interest. Really... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bruce G
beautiful and interesting museum

We only had 45 minutes in this museum and I wish we had had more time. It was so well done and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Liz O
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The Alaska State Museum located in the new state-of-the-art Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) in Juneau, presents a unique view of Alaska’s history and diverse cultures. Exhibits feature an expansive collection of Alaska Native materials, fine art, and objects relating to topics such as mining, fishing, forestry, tourism, Russian-American period, and World War II. The Science on a Sphere TM theater cycles through a variety of animated geographical programs showing Alaska’s place in the world. There is a discovery room, with a climb-aboard replica of an early sailing ship and fun activities for all ages. There is always something new to see in the changing temporary exhibitions. The special summer 2018 show is "Titanic Upstairs, visitors can also explore the State Library and Archives with Alaskana collections, newspapers and magazines, WiFi, and more. A small cafe on the first floor serves breakfast and lunch as well as coffee. In the summer we are open 9am-5pm daily. Come visit!
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“world war ii” (13 reviews)
“great exhibits” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
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Reviewed 2 days ago

By far a highlight in Juneau. It is broken up in different decades and areas of interest. Really learned a lot about the history of the state.

Thank Bruce G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We only had 45 minutes in this museum and I wish we had had more time. It was so well done and contained very beautiful artifacts and displays. It covers the history of Alaska and significant Alaskan events. My teens enjoyed it too. I wouldn't...More

Thank Liz O
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Called into this museum when we were in Juneau with no great expectations but were really impressed with the quality of the exhibits and the layout of the museum, definitely well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this beautiful new museum. The displays are beautifully curated and explained. The Discovery Room for children is particularly nice — hands on activities in an environment where their enthusiasm won’t disturb people who want a reverent museum experience. Our grandchildren...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful collection from The animals, to the sale from Russians, industrial expansion and local history the mesum hosts a great introduction to some of what can been seen in one of the most beautiful states in our country. There is a gentle reminder why it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed visiting the State Museum. Nominal entry fee. Beautiful exhibits and great historical prospective. A must see if you want to learn about Alaskan culture and history. I only wish the museum was bigger.

Thank G I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to spend a couple of hours l arming about the local history. Lots of info relating to the different cultures and ways of living.

Thank Emma26Oxfordshire_UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of interesting facts and artifacts from Alaska history. The exhibit on the "Princess Sofia - the Titanic of the North" was great!

Thank Kristin A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met our tour group at the museum and I was really impressed with the museum from the authentic home, and the history of Alaska. Enjoyed the map on the floor and all the exhibits.

Thank Debra M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never knew there were so many different indigenous tribes in Alaska. Each had their own language, customs, clothing styles, dwellings, etc. Each tribe had a huge glass case filled with these artifacts. Very well done. Need several hours to do it justice.

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kolhatkar2803
1 July 2018|
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Response from Alan E | Reviewed this property |
All of the major sights are within an easy walk from the cruise ship dock. There is also a nice walk along the shore line park towards the bridge to Douglas Island.
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Jeanne F
14 June 2018|
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Response from Tranquillo | Reviewed this property |
We walked from the Princess Cruise docks it is a few blocks but can do it leisurely
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Beverly K
13 July 2016|
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Response from Debbie M | Property representative |
Generally Alaska State Museum is a short walk from the cruise dock however it depends on the specific dock since they are spread out over the equivalent of 6 city blocks. If you dock close in to downtown it is an easy 5... More
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