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Seward Museum

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Address: 239 6th Ave, Seward, AK
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+1 907-224-3902

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Really a nice Museum, and it's free.

Located in the public library building a nice diversion, lots of gread displays. Mostly local history, which is what you would expect. A nice diversion on a cold day.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lou S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the public library building a nice diversion, lots of gread displays. Mostly local history, which is what you would expect. A nice diversion on a cold day.

Thank Lou S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This little museum id a great place to visit on a rainy morning. They open at 10 am (Summer hours). It has nice displays on the early days of Seward, but the most interesting was the video display about first hand accounts of the big earthquake in 1964. Very well done. It's only $5.00 to get in, but CASH only,... More 

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Lacey, Washington
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Worth visiting. Small, but had interesting exhibits. Just downstairs from the library. Museum also sold books by local authors.

Thank Cheryl A
central Illinois
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

The earthquake exhibit is a must see, but other exhibits are good as well. This museum shares a building with the library, which shows an really good dog sled trail movie.

Thank CatKcentralIllinois
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This museum is small but has excellent information about the early Alaskan railway and Iditarod sled race. The lady who runs it is a local with plenty of stories about the 1964 earthquake and its aftermath.

Thank scarfman
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Seward from the early days to the present. Railroad expansion and the Gold Rush days. Quite fascinating.

Thank Cora O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a "must", especially if you have children. They will enjoy exhibits of live sea life and exhibits that explain local sea life.

Thank jbginty
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

We came through the museum in the library on a rainy day and were pleasantly surprised by this little museum. Its not very big (about 4 rooms) and has a bit of an eclectic (perhaps "Alaskan"?) collection of stuff from locals, but it gives a great sense of the American history (e.g., since 1900) of the area. There is quite... More 

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Reviewed 2 July 2016

This was located right next door to where we were staying and I was interested in information on the 1964 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. They had recorded accounts from survivors which was very interesting.

Thank angelabeano
Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

We did find this little museum to be very interesting. They charge a small admission fee (I think it was around $5 per person), but if you want to learn about the history of and life in Seward, it's a great place to go. The museum is located in the library building, and has limited hours, but well worth the... More 

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