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Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801-1758
+1 907-586-3572
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Totem pole collection.

Some totem poles on display 180 years old. Knowledgeable curator, learned a lot not known before on... read more

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A Compact Look at Juneau

Meant to stop in the last time we were in Juneau but didn't have a chance. With bad weather... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Open to the public year round. Summer (May-September) hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4:30pm. Winter hours (October-April) are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum features exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap, a topographical map of Juneau, a hands-on drilling and mining room, exhibits looking in depth at Alaska's capital city, displays of art by local artists and the 26-minute video, "Juneau: City Built on Gold". In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter including classes and workshops, lectures, educational tours and is open late every first Friday of the month. With its award-winning online archive "Digital Bob", "Historic Sites & Structures ", and access to the entire collection via their website, the Museum is a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum Shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. May through September the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Located in the heart of Juneau's historic downtown district, the Museum is easily accessible by foot. The City Museum is located 2 blocks from the 4th Street stop on the FREE City Bus downtown loop, which originates near the City Dock by the parking garage and Public Library.
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114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801-1758
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Reviewed yesterday

Some totem poles on display 180 years old. Knowledgeable curator, learned a lot not known before on uses and functions of totem poles (communication, memorials, burial of ashes, etc.).

Thank Kiran M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meant to stop in the last time we were in Juneau but didn't have a chance. With bad weather canceling other plans, we took a walk and stopped in. Very interesting video on the history of Juneau as I never knew why and how it...More

Thank Rose D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you have seen the Alaska State museum in Juneau, it is worth a stop at the city museum. They have some interesting artifacts that are different from the State museum.We found all of their exhibits interesting.

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Museum S, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. We take pride in our exhibits at the City Museum and are happy to hear you enjoyed them too.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum has a very informative video. The museum is a block away from the state capitol. Exhibits cover the native Alaskan culture, the gold mining industry, the loss of the USS Juneau in WWII (the Sullivan brothers), and the sinking of the...More

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Museum S, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the City Museum. We do pack a lot of information into our space! So glad you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

It was a rainy day and the museum was not too far from our ship. The museum focused on Juneau's history and even a bit about the life of its First Nation's residents. The nots and remnants of a very old fish trap were fascinating...More

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Museum S, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

We are so glad you found us and that you enjoyed your visit. We are proud to house the 700 year old Montana Creek Fish trap.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a small but interesting museum that houses many photos and artifacts of the life in Juneau. There is a 25 minutes video that narrates the history of the town from its beginnings to the Gold Rush to the present time.Fun items to see:...More

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Museum S, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thank you for visiting the City Museum. We appreciate your review. So glad you enjoyed our exhibits.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This small city museum really surprised us. The video about the area's rich mining history was very interesting.

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Museum S, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

We are so happy you could stop by and visit us. We work to represent Juneau as the Capital city and present its vibrant community art and history. So glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

A very pretty small museum that clearly explains the history of Juneau! A particular highlight was talking to---and learning from---Ms. Lacey Davis, a lovely young woman working at the front desk. Ms. Davis, who, appropriately, is majoring in Communications, was a joy to talk to...More

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Museum S, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Thank you for your review. We strive for excellent customer service and take pride in what our small museum has to offer. We will pass this on to Lacey!

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

We love museums! This is a small, well laid out museum that tells the history of Juneau in a visual way. Interesting exhibits that should appeal to all history buffs. Twenty minute film of the development of the city.

Thank Anthony D
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JuneauCityMuseum, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Thank you for visiting the City Museum. We work to represent Juneau as the Capital city and present its vibrant community art and history. We are so happy you could stop by and visit us.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Watch the small film reel about the history when you enter, and then enjoy seeing how people lived in a different time. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, and we appreciated the care and time gone into presenting the exhibits. A very nice way...More

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Museum S, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our short history film and exhibits. Our volunteers and staff enjoy presenting Juneau history from a local perspective to our visitors.

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