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Juneau-Douglas City Museum

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Address: 114 W 4th St., Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: +1 907-586-3572
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Open to the public year round, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features...
Open to the public year round, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap, a topographical map of Juneau, a hands-on drilling and mining room, exhibits looking in depth at Alaska’s capital city, displays of art by local artists and the 26-minute video, "Juneau: City Built on Gold". In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter including classes and workshops, lectures, educational tours and is open late every first Friday of the month. With its award-winning online archive "Digital Bob", "Historic Sites & Structures ", and access to the entire collection via their website, the Museum is a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum Shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. May through September the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Located in the heart of Juneau’s historic downtown district, the Museum is easily accessible by foot or via the free City Bus downtown loop, which originates near the City Dock, by the parking garage.
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The front desk is a plethora of information on the cities and the video gives a great overview of the history. It's a small one floor museum with interactive exhibits and a 500... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The front desk is a plethora of information on the cities and the video gives a great overview of the history. It's a small one floor museum with interactive exhibits and a 500 yr old fishing trap among other gems from the area, and has a rotating exhibit that happened to be about local photographers when we visited.

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Kennewick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This little museum is located next to state capitol. Since the State Museum was closed we decided to try this one. It has a 20 minute film on the history of the area which is very informative. It is worth the time.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

well laid out, interesting information presented well. Not too kid-friendly, but some kids would be great with it. give it an hour

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We needed something to fill a little time in the morning before leaving Juneau. This fit the bill. very professionally run museum and lots of interesting things to look at. They even had a fun little photo opp spot for your family to take some fun photos. Great local history and state history too without needing lots of hours to... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Unfortunatley we couldn't visit the museum because it closes Sundays. Most museums close mondays, because weekends are still full of tourists, so that's my suggestion. Either that or people should avoid visiting Juneau on Sundays, we were very disaponted and bored because almost all sights were closed.

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JDCMStaff, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, Like you, the City Museum regrets that with such a small staff, we are unable to be open 7 days a week in the summer. Unfortunately, there is no "good" day to be closed, as tourists on cruise ships and traveling independently arrive every day of the week. I do appreciate your note of caution, though, as visitors... More 

Juneau, Alaska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The exhibits were not extensive and had nothing to do with local history. This was a waste of time. the Last Chance Mining Museum is a much better place to spend time.

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JDCMStaff, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, I am sorry to learn that you felt your visit to the Museum was a waste of your time. Certainly we are not all things for all people and it seems you had better success at the Last Chance Mining Museum which, I agree, is a gem. However I am confused about your statement that our exhibits had... More 

Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This was fun to see. I would like to move to Juneau,Alaska. This is a lay back and take it easy way of life. this is the way to live.

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very nice city museum. State museum is under construction, all they had was some steel girders. The city museum is just that. If you like museums, make a point to see this one.

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JDCMStaff, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this review

Dear Steve, Thanks for visiting and for your words of appreciation. As you remarked, the Alaska State Museum is currently undergoing a major rebuild and will open by the summer of 2016 as the State Libraries Archives and Museum. We are all excited about this significant upgrade to this state institution. However, as you also mentioned, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum... More 

Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is a sweet little museum that gives you a nice overview of Juneau's history. There is a children's area that depicts school life with costumes for kids to role play. Info about mining days and general info about the capital city.

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

My great nephew (aged 3) had as much fun as I did. Fun items in gift shop, Lots of kid interactive stuff, art gallery.

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Additional Information about Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Address: Address: 114 W 4th St., Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: +1 907-586-3572
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Juneau
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 6

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