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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Address: Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-8981
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Alaska....a wonderful visit!

Sheldon Jackson is a must see if you have time in Sitka. There is so much to see and learn and the docents are wonderful. This collection is a rare privilege to view.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Farmington, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sheldon Jackson is a must see if you have time in Sitka. There is so much to see and learn and the docents are wonderful. This collection is a rare privilege to view.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a brilliant museum which features many artifacts of the native Americans. The staff are helpful and keen to talk and demonstrate items hidden in the many drawers and cupboards under the displays. We were only in Sitka for the day and didn't really leave ourselves sufficient time to appreciate everything.

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elizabeth city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice museum packed with Native American artifacts. I thought the set up and design of the museum was great. I would plan on about an hour or so to enjoy the museum. The $5 admission fee was very reasonable.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This incredible museum preserves the history of the people of Alaska, as Jackson found it when he established this museum in 1880. You may pull out drawers with hidden surprises to your heart's content and admire the well documented treasures they hold. The displays are spectacular - a MUST

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We visited with our teens, and one had an interesting time practicing their display that shows you weaving steps. There are displays of various native American tribes and sometimes you can see a local artist craving or doing other ancient craft making. It is a small museum, so you can definitely do this is about 2 hours or less.

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Port Alexander
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I could have spent 2 whole days here looking at the wonderful artifacts this museum has collected. The museum is small but so informative. I bought a pair of Russian traded bead earrings made by Tlingit Native Women, they are absolutely beautiful and the beads are so tiny, it is a wonder how they made them. Gorgeous artwork and a... More 

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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This state owned collection is housed in a historic and unique 19th century octagonal concrete structure. They offer a fantastic selection of priceless cultural artifacts in an authentic display setting including pull-out drawers and glass vitrines cabinets. Often there are visiting artists demonstrating their traditional techniques and children's programs as well.

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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We have been to many museums and a lot of them could learn about how to display from these guys. Great information, perfectly exhibited.

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This is one of two state museums, the other in Juneau (currently closed for rebuilding, scheduled to reopen sometime in 2016). Excellent exhibit of native Alaskan cultural items.

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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

An excellent museum with especially helpful staff. The folks on cruise ships don't seem to be there, but it should be on the list of not-to-miss for their Sitka visit.

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Additional Information about Sheldon Jackson Museum

Address: Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-8981
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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