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Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History

NW Corner of Broadway & 5th Street, Skagway, AK 99840
907-983-2637
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Ranked #17 of 18 attractions in Skagway
Type: History Museums, Museums
Description: Combination museum/gift shop contains detailed account of Alaska's history.
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Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This small museum holds a treasure trove of artifacts and information which is really great, BUT, I have visited Alaska 5 times during the last decade and every time that I've been in Skagway I have always made purchases at Corringtons, never again. My last purchase was fairly expensive, I was told by the salesperson that it was carved by... More

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Hemet
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Small museum with LOTS of info about Skagway, the gold rush trail, and all the history of the area. Glad we stopped in to visit. The time to go through it depends on how much of the information you read. Nice exhibits and a cozy place to visit.

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San Diego, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The shop holds excellent wares, fine Alaskan art and carvings. The Museum is FREE and quite a lot of historical information can be gleaned from the exhibits on carving, ivory, indigenous people, and the Euro-American influence. Tidbit of history: American civil war Confederate navy ship sunk dozens of whaling vessels until the commander learned that the South had surrendered already--news... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
37 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

...Not a whole lot to say about this place, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. I learned a lot of Alaskan history within two and a half small rooms- a lot of it information I didn't get anywhere else. There were displays about Native myths, and details about how they carved and weaved many of their cultural items (most... More

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South Georgia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

While on an Alaskan Cruise recently I saw an article in an onboard magazine about Corrington's. I was intrigued with the history of the store and the combination store/museum aspect. I was pleasantly surprised with the wonderful quality of the items on display and the outstanding merchandise for sale! I had wanted to bring home a piece of authentic Alaskan... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

museum area was under renovation, but store was amazing - so much intricacy in the carvings! true Alaskan craftsmanship. very knowledgable staff. other stores sell similar items, but corringtons goes a step above with the museum. right in town on main street with all the shops

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Forest, Ms
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Conveniently located on Broadway, this small museum is packed with historical artifacts and relevant storyboards. Very enjoyable. No fee for admission.

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

This is a small museum attached to a gift shop with nicer than average goods. It is nice and quick to see the photos and ivories. Very nice that it is FREE.

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

A small good museum, close to downtown and very cheap, worth a visit!

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Circleville
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This is a good place. The museum is small but really nice; take the time to visit and then browse the store, which has beautiful items. We visited several years ago and fell in love with the Rhythm clocks but didn't buy one. This time we made a beeline for Corrington's and purchased one. They are very easy to deal... More

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