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Address: 101 Marine Way, Kodiak Island, AK 99615
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+1 907-486-5920
10:00 - 16:00
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We spent an hour learning more about the history of Kodiak and the Russian influence during the fur trading days. Good exhibits and lots of interesting information. Hours are... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
San Antonio, Texas
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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The museum is in a historic house in downtown. It gives a good overview of the histrory of Russian influence in Kodiak, how the native people were affected by it, and how the Orthodox church still holds a lot of sway in the area. It gives a good history of the island and surrounding areas, too- worth a visit to... More 

Thank schiaf
San Antonio, Texas
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We spent an hour learning more about the history of Kodiak and the Russian influence during the fur trading days. Good exhibits and lots of interesting information. Hours are limited so be sure to check.

Thank Alanhimmelstein
st paul, United States
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62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to get all your questions answered about Kodiak. Info pockets, near entrance, contain one page stories on various historical spots in the area. (Liberty Ship used as canning factory after tsunami for example.) Several period rooms display life in an earlier time. Small gift store with locally made/written items.

Thank Jane B
Las Vegas
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118 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This small museum provides insights to the lives of the European settlers in Kodiak and the life of this small town. It is worth the limited time it takes to visit.

Thank Zoomie70
San Antonio, Texas
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222 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Spent over 1 hour taking in the history on display. The staff was not very helpful. Staff was on phones and only paid attention when we stood in front of them.

Thank stefhim
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

It is located in a very old house in Kodiak. Offers a real sense of what life was like in an earlier period.

Thank SarraeG
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Hosed in an old home near the water this was a nice gem of local history and friendly staff. Lots of good info about what life was like in Old Kodiak.

Thank LAR63Alaska
Massies Mill, Virginia
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90 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The museum has some very nice displays and information, but also has files of Kodiak history with telling pictures of past earthquakes and tsunamis. Gives you a feel for the island's past.

Thank Beezzz7
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This museum has some interesting artifacts. It's a worthwhile few hours to walk around the Kodiak 'museum district' and see this site along with the Alutiiq Museum, Orthodox church, and visitors' center. Between the three they add up to a respectable museum experience.

Thank Ryan Z
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very cool artifacts from the native era, the Russian era and the American era. I was surprised at the quality of this little place. Definitely worth the stop if you like history and culture.

Thank liveagainrvl

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