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

Combination museum/gift shop contains detailed account of Alaska's history.

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Interesting free museum

Interesting museum of Alaskan history & examples of Alaskan art. Several examples of carved tusks including a blooper tusk. Also has display showing $5 million in gold,

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
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Santa Maria, California
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Birmingham, AL
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is like stepping back in time to be able to see the wonderful collection of Corrington's numerous and authentic Alaskan artifacts from the Gold Rush era and from Natives before that time. It is a free museum (or was when I visited) and they were just moving into a larger space down the street from their original location just... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Interesting museum of Alaskan history & examples of Alaskan art. Several examples of carved tusks including a blooper tusk. Also has display showing $5 million in gold,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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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