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Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building

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Small but worthwhile

This small museum holds a snapshot of the indigenous people of Alaska. The young man at the door, a... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Long Island, NY
Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building

The Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building houses what is essentially an extensive gift shop... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
Smithfield, North Carolina
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In May 2015, Sealaska Heritage Institute opened the Walter Soboleff Building—our Box of Knowledge. This cultural and research center is dedicated to the sharing and study of the ancient Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska. It...more
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105 S Seward St, Suite 201, Juneau, AK 99801-1332
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked in museum that looks modern and new. Watched a film on Halibut fishing and tool used hundreds of years ago. Saw artifacts and apparel that are highly priced due to complex, intensive weaving. Needs improvement on more activities, staff interaction, and exhibits.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a good place to visit to get a sense of the First Nation's heritage in Alaska. There is a clan house built inside the museum featuring an audio account of one of the important stories of the First Nation's people. There is also...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow so much history here - we took a guided bike tour is was alot of fun are guide was awesome a must see.

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

This small museum holds a snapshot of the indigenous people of Alaska. The young man at the door, a Tlingit himself, was full of information and willing to share for as long as we wanted. His description of the panels in the entranceway was worth...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Beautiful building with good exhibit and extensive gift shop, offering an array of Alaska Native/Native - themed items ranging from $15 - several thousand dollars. An opportune chance to see Preston Singletary glass art--his museum quality work alone is reason to visit the gift shop!...More

Thank Stacy E
Reviewed 27 July 2018

The Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building houses what is essentially an extensive gift shop. The items are well displayed and interesting.

Thank daviderice
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Good main room with oral description. Good exhibit room- shows vary regularly. Store has some great souvenirs

Thank confre
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We stopped by expected to see a larger display of non-commercial local art/ What was there was nice but there wasn't much. Still it's worth a visit.

Thank George L
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Small building with different uses, part exhibition of artifacts, part reconstruction of a traditional house and part shop. Small fee to visit. The video on how to catch a salmon was very interesting, but the rest was not quite as much.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

The exterior of the building is very artistically designed and painted in the Tlingit tradition. The entrance fee at $4 admission per senior is a bargain. The exhibits are easy to understand, some interactive and very educational. The indoor clan house is also very much...More

Thank Jim P
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Marlene P
8 April 2017|
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Yes, maybe three or four blocks.