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Sheldon Jackson Museum

Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-8981
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Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-8981
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Reviewed 2 days ago

this museum has lot to see and helps to understand the culture that evolved over the last couple of centuries. Lots of artifacts to see and understand

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the oldest collection. The building seems small, but is packed with artefacts in old-style glass enclosures. It's all about the Natives, clothing, artistry, collectibles, some wood sculptures and totems. Below some cabinets you have drawers with more artefacts. The lighting makes...More

Thank Dominique L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So much too see is packed into this small building. If you want to learn about native Alaskan culture, than this is the place for you.

Thank Mark Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a 5 star place for museum & history junkies! I spent 2+ hours here, being totally overwhelmed by the intelligence, ingenuity, & respect the Klingit & other coastal Indians had for animals they killed in their quest to survive. ALL parts of animals were...More

Thank suzq2017
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I wasn't even sure about going, but was very pleasantly surprised by all the artifacts and history from all over Alaska on display here. We spend about an hour and a half here and there were still lots more we could have looked at. Don't...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Great place to see objects from various Alaska & Northwest native groups. Many rare pieces and good history of Sotheast Alaska represented.

Thank TakeTheHighRoad
Reviewed 14 March 2017

How did these women do such unbelievable bead work in the winter, in the darkness? Plan to spend a bit of time looking and admiring the native talent.

Thank Michele C
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Thousands of years of cultural, technological and artistic achievement is represented in this tiny museum. To take one small area, the masks from Western Alaska take you to another world. Each one has power. Waterproof suits made of intestines. Boats! Yes, boats. A totem made...More

1  Thank BeccaBerryPicker
Reviewed 31 October 2016

beautifully curated collection of historic and indigenous items.Well worth an hour. Don't miss the Raven hat.

Thank Tamara L
Reviewed 25 October 2016

one can spend as little or as much time as pone wants, but i recommend allowing a lot of time to look at the full collection. Also. ask questions. There is a knowledgeable interpreter.

Thank JanetN5858
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