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Address: 11 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: (907) 766-2366
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Description: This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and...
This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and interprets the history, art and unique blending of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley.
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Nice museum for a small town

The Sheldon Museum has a nice set of regional displays. While we were there, the highlight was a travelling display on food and changes in nutrition beliefs over time. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Durham, NC
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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The Sheldon Museum has a nice set of regional displays. While we were there, the highlight was a travelling display on food and changes in nutrition beliefs over time. The travelling materials were supplemented by how an Alaskan perspective that were very well done. Glad we went - recommended!

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great first stop for learning about Haines history and culture. Traveling Smithsonian food exhibit was wonderful with great input about Alaskan fare including samples of salmon dip, euchalon (hooligan), and rose petal jam.

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had fun at the museum and found it all very informative. The history of Haines is fascinating and the native exhibits upstairs were amazing. Well worth the price of admission ($5) and is highly recommended. Takes about 1-1/2 hours to see it all.

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Boydton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Plan on spending a couple of hours. A wonderful educational experience. Loved the textiles made by native Alaskans. Get the triple admission that also gets you into the Hammer Museum right across the street and the Bald Eagle Conservation Center.

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

this museum is a jewel! i thoroughly enjoyed the information offered by the very capable and friendly director, helen alten. she was gracious and knowledgeable. the museum had a traveling exhibit from the smithsonian, in addition to 2 levels of local acquisitions of very excellent variety and quality. this wonderfully interesting and educational institution is yet one more reason i... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If you are interested in local history this is the place to go. Small entry fee. Exhibits are great. Very interesting. You learn a lot about Haines and its people past and present.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The information about the local culture and history was excellent. Many displays of baskets, hand-made boxes, clothing, etc. The staff was quite nice. There was even a nicely done gift shop.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a great little museum, filled with native and local history. The gentleman at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. There is so much stuff in such a small space but it was very well laid out.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Good little museum with assorted displays on gold mining, native culture, and local history. Sadly, we arrived 10 minutes before they were to close. They were kind enough not to charge us admission. We quickly walked through the exhibits, wishing we had allotted more time for a longer visit.

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Portland Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We came across this museum while watching the State Fair Parade. We liked watching the totem pole carving. Our children were even allowed to help carve. The content inside was more for adults with history interests.

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Address: 11 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: (907) 766-2366
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Haines

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