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Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Wow! Great exhibits, artfully displayed

We especially enjoyed the current (May 2017) exhibit "De-Colonizing Alaska". The museum is new... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bryce G
Wonderful museum, a great place to understand the different cultures of Alaska.

A great museum. Not too big but big enough and with lots to see so make sure you allow enough... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We especially enjoyed the current (May 2017) exhibit "De-Colonizing Alaska". The museum is new, admission is very inexpensive. We spent 3 hours there and barely scratched the surface. Worth a morning or afternoon in Juneau on one of their (many) rainy/foggy days.

Thank Bryce G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great museum. Not too big but big enough and with lots to see so make sure you allow enough time. I spent 3 hours and would have loved to come back. There are convenient benches to sit throughout. Several of the displays are very...More

Thank Ana34043
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is fabulous, it walks you through the history of this great state with beautiful displays of all kinds, tons of interesting facts, and when you get hungry - after or in between - there is a very good eatery in the building. You...More

Thank Ehe20
Reviewed 18 March 2017

It was nice enough, but not what we expected. Our self tour was rushed due to a deadline. Seemed expensive for what we saw, however it had just opened.

2  Thank A M
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The Alaska State Museum --- also called the State Archives and Public Library, or SALT — offers an amazing historical tour of Alaska, from per-historic times, with some particularly amazing Native artifacts, through Russia and Japanese occupation, to the present time. It has recently renovated...More

3  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Formerly musty and dusty, the Alaska State Museum at Juneau was recently updated and is now offers an exceptional museum experience. Though relatively shore, the history of non-natives in Alaska is complicated and the museum does a skillful job of interpreting that complexity. This is...More

2  Thank Experienced T
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This Museum is the most amazing museum - it is set in a new and modern building that is well designed and the displays are amazing - such an incredible selection and stories of the history of Alaska and the area.

3  Thank adventurer021
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best museums I've been to. Loads of information and artifacts. A comprehensive and impressive historical collection. Just wow! Set aside about 2 hours to really experience it. Great way to spend some time on a rainy or chilly day. Very inexpensive. You...More

2  Thank ehBitz
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Spent around 1.5 hours looking at all the interesting artifacts of the Alaskan heritage .lots to see here and glad we came . Also a great way to spend time on a bit so nice rainy miserable day .

2  Thank like2travelplaces
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This was one of the best things to see in Juneau! The building was beautiful, the artifacts on display were amazing! I can't recommend it enough, this place is a must go to

2  Thank ak907traveler
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Beverly K
How far is the state Museum from the Norwegian Cruise Line dock? Is public transportation available?
14 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
Is the Alaska state museum in juneau, open yet
28 June 2016|
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Response from AsmJuneau | Property representative |
The Alaska State Museum reopened on June 6th, 2016! We're open from 9-5 daily this summer. All new permanent exhibits, and three new spectacular shows for the summer, including "Living Alaska" -- contemporary Alaskan art... More
Vickie A
Will the museum be open in July 2015?
7 May 2015|
Response from AsmJuneau | Property representative |
Hi Vickie - thanks for your question! We'll still be closed in July of 2015... we're building a fabulous new facility that will integrate the State Library, Archives and Museum, and so currently we don't have galleries to... More