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Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History

Address: NW Corner of Broadway & 5th Street, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: 907-983-2637
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Ranked #14 of 17 Attractions in Skagway
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Combination museum/gift shop contains detailed account of Alaska's history.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Combination museum/gift shop contains detailed account of Alaska's history.

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Mission, BC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Interesting to learn about the last engagement of the Civil War. Liked the ivory carving are wonderful.

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Fremont, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Corrington's is a small store in Skagway that has a small museum associated with it. There was some very nice ivory pieces in the museum. Note: No pictures allowed in the museum. In terms of customer service the staff seemed to be suffering from end of cruise season fatigue.

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Hohenwald, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I bought a nice jade carving knife at 30 percent off here during my trip to Alaska. I wish I could have bought the whole cutlery set they had but I didn't have the money or the room in my suitcases for that much jade.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It didn't take to long to go through this museum and there was no fee. We learned about the natives in the area and viewed some animals. Of course, we shopped in the store too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The shop is pricey, but it's a nice escape from all the ticky tacky tourist shops along the way and is fun to look around in, and the free museum collection in the back was more interesting than I expected for a commercial display. They did have a lot of little interesting and personal tidbits related to their items. Skagway... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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