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Skagway Museum and Archives

Address: Seventh Ave. and Spring Street, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: 907-983-2420
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Skagway
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The history and rich culture of Skagway are featured in its most treasured artifacts, mementos...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: The history and rich culture of Skagway are featured in its most treasured artifacts, mementos, photographs and historical records dating from the early 1900s.

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Detroit, Michigan
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We found the museum while we walked around the streets of Skagway. The museum is small and full of interesting tidbits about the area. If you have time while walking through the town, it is worth stopping in but we do not recommend that you plan the day around this attraction.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed this as part of our stroll around town ,others have described it well. This was in contrast to our afternoon white water rafting trip !

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Oklahoma
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95 reviews 95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This museum only charges $2 and will keep your umbrella at the front for you. They also allow pictures. Most of the items on display are from local residents, past and present, and items from the gold rush era. One item on display that is worth seeing is a blanket made from the necks of ducks. The museum is located... More 

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Tracy, California, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great little museum to help you get away from all the shops down town. Very informative about Skagway and the area. The cost is minimal for one of the best attractions in Skagway. Stocked with personal items from the area and a spectacular blanket made from the colorful neck feathers of ducks. The fee is $5.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We happened upon this museum by chance and decided to go in because it looked quaint, and it was a fun place to visit. It only cost a few dollars to enter and they had many personal items from past inhabitants to see. They even had some dresses people used to wear. I felt like I was seeing more things... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

If u want to see a nice small cheap museum about the local history this is the place to go. Bring your student ID u get in for a dollar

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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you want to learn about the history of Skagway and the surrounding area this is the place. Small and well laid out with plenty of artefacts.

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Southern California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This museum was a delight to visit with all the history and artifacts to be read about and seen. I am happy we went here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Alaska has so much fascinating history, that a quick divert to the Museum is certainly worth an hour. I'm a history buff, but even my wife enjoyed it.

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Lake Havasu City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I enjoyed the history and the tour given by the ranger (it was free) Very clean restrooms too. How many more words do I have to put in this review to have it published

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