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Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History

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Address: NW Corner of Broadway & 5th Street, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: 907-983-2637
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Description: Combination museum/gift shop contains detailed account of Alaska's history.

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Cool Little Museum

A cool little museum--we especially liked the train out back, and I enjoyed the little videos. There was some nice gold rush and native Alaskan exhibits in there too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A cool little museum--we especially liked the train out back, and I enjoyed the little videos. There was some nice gold rush and native Alaskan exhibits in there too.

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Hastings Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A definite to stop by and read about the history of Skagway and the gold rush days. You can't help but think about how people lived through the extreme cold during that time period. A must visit.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just walked into the store, and unforunately the museum part was not open, BUT just sticking my head in you could basically see the jest of what the museum has to offer, looks nice, rish in history of Skagway, old artifacts, antiques, pictures, paintings, etc. Believe there was a small entrance fee, would definitely come back to visit, if ever... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

By just walking into this very informative shop I managed to find out about my walking stick and many other artists from this area and their work, a great guy in here asked about my cane and eventually he showed me a piece of the same wood in this museum ! Really amazing-i now know its made from diamond willow... More 

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Skagway, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Mr. Corrington's personal collection of Alaska antiques and oddities is free and fun for kids. It was on 5th but is moving to between 2nd and 3rd on Broadway in the old Golden North Hotel.

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 333 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a small museum but it is free. They pack alot of artifacts into this small museum. It does not take very long to go through but there are some very interesting artifacts and everything is labled. it is inside the store and the store is rather expensive. It is worth the time to stop in and take a... More 

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Mission, BC
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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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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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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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