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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Address: , Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-8981
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A good spot to learn more of the history of Sitka and Southeast Alaska

Lots of historic artifacts in this building that was formerly a college. The museum is densely packed, and you can open up drawers to find even more.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lots of historic artifacts in this building that was formerly a college. The museum is densely packed, and you can open up drawers to find even more.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

there are about 2000 artifacts in one octagonal space that follows the history of many of the separate native groups from Alaska.we were fortunate to have a most interesting docent there with us and learned a lot. Almost too much to take it, but there were many quite unique artifacts on display.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Astonishing museum of artifacts from Native American life in Alaska - clothes, tools, cooking and hunting implements, boats - everything to help you imagine life in Alaska 150 - 3,000 years ago. Open all the drawers!

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Be sure to open the drawers underneath the exhibits to see more! And the entrance fee is low--about $5 I think. Across the street from the Science Center.

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austin, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Full of native artifacts well displayed in a markedly small space. Well worth the time to visit.Good docents as well.

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

When you first walk in you will think that there isn't as much to see as there really is. The drawers below the glassed displays have many more beautiful things to see. So linger here and learn as much as possible of the cultures of the Alaskans.

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sheldon Jackson was a fascinating figure in history, and his collection is extraordinary. No way can you take it all in during one visit, but it's a great way to get a taste of Alaska through space and time. The passionate and helpful docents added to a fascinating visit.

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Dunbarton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The museum provides a good explanation of the way the indigenous population used the various artifacts on display. It would be helpful to have an idea of indigenous culture in Southeast Alaska before going to the museum. Also, avoid the times when the cruise ships arrive...the museum is small and the busloads of people milling about makes it difficult to... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A wonderful visit with the native history of the area. Friendly and helpful staff. They also have a nice gift shop worth looking at.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

An amazing collection of Native Alaskan American artifacts of all kinds, sizes, shapes from floor to ceiling (hanging kayaks). Artifacts cover just about every aspect of life from many of the sub groups of Alaskan Native Americans

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