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Alaska State Museum

Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A MUST on your trip to Juneau

This museum was fantastic! So much to see, learn and appreciate. We spent most of our day here, and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leslie H
Chicago, Illinois
An amazing collection that you need to see

What an amazing gateway into the history of this beautiful area. The collection that is shown here... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ron G
Burlington, Wisconsin
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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...more
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395 Whittier St, Juneau, AK 99801-1718
+1 907-465-2901
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum was fantastic! So much to see, learn and appreciate. We spent most of our day here, and could probably have gone back another day if time had allowed. Thank you!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

What an amazing gateway into the history of this beautiful area. The collection that is shown here is put together so well. The museum takes you through the different time periods and does a phenomenal job in displaying all these treasures. Its a must go...More

1  Thank Ron G
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our glacier tour was delayed due to weather, so we decided to check out the Alaska State Museum and I'm so glad we had a chance to go! We walked from the cruise port...a bit of a walk but not terribly far. The museum itself...More

1  Thank Allison J
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Alaska State Museum is absolutely packed with artifacts that help tell the story of Alaska's past. A visitor needs to be on the lookout for exhibits both overhead as well as underfoot! Explanations of each exhibit are clear and helpful. This is a must-see...More

1  Thank LBinTN
Reviewed 6 days ago

I think this museum is a must see if you are in Juneau. The collection is displayed beautifully and isn't overwhelming. We learned so much about the history of Alaska from the First People, the Russians and finally the United States. The museum covers so...More

1  Thank Sea_Squared
Reviewed 1 week ago

A new and well-designed building lends itself to a sensitive, beautiful, and descriptive display about all of the different Nations that made up what is now Alaska. There are also small, poignant displays on the Russian imperialist and US-imperialist times. Then, you move on into...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting museum, however I really don’t have enough background on the Alaskan native population to appreciate the finer points. The exhibits on attempts to map Alaska, the early Russian influence, and the sale to America, were all vary informative.The movie on the wreck...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved all the great artifacts of the early inhabitants of Alaska! They used every thing available to survive in such a harsh environment and no electricity!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love museums and this is an excellent one. The displays are well thought out and visitors are able to follow the historical development of this state easily. I liked that the printed guide had some featured items to search out.

Thank elberton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Someone has done a great job putting together exhibits and curating materials in this pleasant museum, one of the best I’ve seen in Alaska! Enjoyed the Princess Sophia exhibit, movie and artifacts and was shocked at how the disaster unfolded which was well presented with...More

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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.
Jeanne F
15 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
Beverly K
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