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Address: Fort Nelson, British Columbia V0C 1R0, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 774-3536
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Description: The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is situated just West of the historic Mile...
The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is situated just West of the historic Mile 300 milepost on the World Famous Alaska Highway. The museum is located in Fort Nelson, BC, Canada and is operated by the Fort Nelson Historical Society. Fort Nelson is the gateway to the Northern Rocky Mountains and the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area.
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A lot of history

Nice museum with a lot of history from Second world war. You can see a movie from when Alaska highway was built

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Vejbystrand, Sweden
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Vejbystrand, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice museum with a lot of history from Second world war. You can see a movie from when Alaska highway was built

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Prince George, BC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Lots of stuff to see! Well worth the admission! More than just the one building...go out back to the other houses and check out the vehicles etc! Young kids will find it interesting too! For a small town, I would say this is a must see! Thank you!

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Fort Nelson, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went on rendezvous or heritage weekend. Had some bannock. Great time and company. ok some pictures at the shack out back.

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Fort Nelson, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If you are in Fort Nelson, this is the place to visit. The curatorsof the museum are long time residents of the town and will gladly share fun and lively stories from theirpast if they are there. The museum has numerous educational displays preserving the history of the area. Even though we live here, we still make a yearly trip... More 

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Fort Nelson, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is an excellent little piece of history about the Trail of 42 and local history of the Alaska Highway. There are animal exhibits, lots of nostalgic pieces and one amazing man- Marl Brown!

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indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Very enjoyable break in the long drive on the "Alsaskan Highway". This is a random compilation that is appears to be more or less totally random. Thus meeting the owner helps you understand why he bought this piece or that. We visited in the Spring of 2013 and the owner was spry but was not going to compete in any... More 

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Fort Nelson, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The Fort Nelson Museum is one of the best. Marl Brown has dedicated a large portion of his life to collecting and organizing the history of the Alaska Highway in one small building and lot. It is simply amazing. Hats off to a job well done.

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Fort Nelson, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This past spring I spent about 3 hours touring the Ft. Nelson Museum. That is not enough time to fully enjoy all the great exhibits.Lots of great historical items related to the construction of the Alaska highway including Equipment and Vehicles from the period. There is something there for everyone and it is a must see if you are passing... More 

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Wales
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38 reviews 38 reviews
3 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The main museum is chock-a-block with all sorts of items that were used fifty to one hundred years ago. We were there during the Heritage Days festival in February. Taxidermied animals, weapons, crockery and cutlery, hand crank wringer washing machines, furniture, clothing, snow shoes, jewellery, churns, tea sets, lots of photos..... I seemed like every inch of wall space and... More 

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Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I love this kitchy little place. So much to see. Lots of history here :) Make sure you tract down Marl, the curator.

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