We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W 4th St., At the corner of 4th & Main., Juneau, AK
907-586-3572
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #19 of 26 Attractions in Juneau
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Open to the public year round, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features a variety of exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a... more » Owner description: Open to the public year round, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features a variety of exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap and full scale replica, a 5x7 topographical map of Juneau, and comprehensive video, Juneau: City Built on Gold. In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter, various classes and workshops, educational tours and the Juneau History Grant. With our award winning online archive "Digital Bob" and "Historic Structures Database", we are continuing to expand our role as a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum gift shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. During the summer season the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Contact the Museum for more information. « less
Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    14
    12
    7
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Arizona
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This city museum was well laid out and illuminated, but I expected more with the $6 ($5 for seniors) admission price. The history exhibits were well done and informative, especially covering the forced removal and resettlement of the Japanese from 1941-51. This is a good first place to visit when in Juneau rain or shine, especially with the State Museum... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
mpls,mn
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Excellent exhibits, interesting film of Juneau's history; pleasant & helpful staff. With State museum closed, don't have any comparison, but this is certainly worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gig Harbor, Washington
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
60 attraction reviews
359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a rainy August morning since the Alaska State Museum is temporarily closed. This museum is quite small and maybe not quite worth the full-price adult admission ($6). There was, however, a fun and interactive mining activity for kids. The gift shop was small and contained a few Alaskan made items, but not the kind of arts/crafts I expected... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We enjoyed the movie that showed Juneau's history so make sure you drop by, plus its free. There was a little shop and the walls were decorated with wallpaper from its past.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The reviews referring to the museum being closed are referring to the Alaska State Museum. We were very sorry to miss that this summer, as it's closed until maybe 2016 for a renovation and/or move to a new location (?), and we understand that the collection is marvelous. The Juneau-Douglas museum covers just the Juneau and Douglas area and the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Pensacola, Florida
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
25 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The smartest visitors to Juneau make this an early stop, touring the museum and watching the video about the founding and early history of Juneau. It draws you in. I often leave films like this (short attention span) but this local history film held my attention the entire time. If you see the video first, you understand much more of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Fairbanks, Alaska
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Interactive and informative. There is a lot packed into a small space, and the displays were often entertaining to boot. A comfortable atmosphere gave us what we needed to get hands-on and have fun. I think this would be an excellent place to bring children. I was appreciative enough to leave a decent donation in lieu of admission.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Kind of small for a capital city. But ok because it was raining. The short movie about Juneau was good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northborough, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
65 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

If you have nothing better to do on a rainy day, It was ok, but not really worth the fee to see this small museum.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ohio
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We enjoyed this museum. It has good information about mining, fish traps, and native history. The fee was either $3 or $5, I can't remember. It had a nice little movie. Restroom was clean.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Juneau-Douglas City Museum also viewed

 

Been to Juneau-Douglas City Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Juneau-Douglas City Museum, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing