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Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center

11 Main Street, Haines, AK 99827
(907) 766-2366
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Ranked #9 of 10 attractions in Haines
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and interprets the history, art and unique blending of diverse cultures within... more » Owner description: This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and interprets the history, art and unique blending of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley. « less
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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Small museum with local and native art collections. Rotating exhibits and things for the kids to do on the lower floor.

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Haines, Alaska
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

I live in Haines and always take my visitors to the museum. It is extensive and interesting, presenting a complete history of the area and native culture. Lots of wonderful artifacts. Always something new!

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Vallejo, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I love the history of Alaska and its peoples. This museum does a wonderful job of presenting information about the peoples of Alaska with pictures, written narrative and exhibits. Downstairs is a fascinating room filled with the founders personal collection. It is educational and interesting. Knowledge not flash.

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Haines, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a smallish, 2-room museum. One floor is devoted to the height of fishing/canneries and gold rush days. Another floor is devoted Tlingit (Native) culture. Plenty of authentic artifacts in both rooms, though slightly disorganized. Still very much worthwhile. We spent 1 3/4 hours and saw/read most everything.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Pleased to find that Haines honors the Tlingit history of the area, after being in Skagway which seemed to present history as dating to the first European. Highlight was watching the totem pole carvers at work.

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Albany, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

On a grey afternoon, we spent an hour or so walking the two levels of the Sheldon Museum in Haines. It was very interesting to see how various cultures make Haines what it is today. The displays are nicely arranged, and there is plenty of written information to read as you walk through at your own pace. Whether it is... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

This museum is easy to reach via the trolley that picked us up at the pier. We were on the Statendam. It is worth the time, filled with the history of the area. Across the street is the Hammer Museum, another worthwhile stop.

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Although it was winter and there were very few visitors, the museum was disappointing - we saw a far better museum in Sitka. Too much stuff by local school kids on topics not related to Haines. A waste of time really

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Paris, IL
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

The museum was inexpensive and very interesting. We were able to chat with the guide and learned the history of the Haines area.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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198 reviews 198 reviews
114 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Nice and interesting museum, not too big. Allow 1- hours. Buy the combined ticket for all 3 Haines museums. (If you’ve found this review helpful, you can let me and others know it by clicking the green Yes below)

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