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

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Step into History

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2014
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Mission, BC
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Skagway, AK
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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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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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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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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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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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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