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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Address: Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-8981
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Great museum

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

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Down Under
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a very welcoming museum with material well-displayed and documented. It provided one with valuable information about the history of the indigenous peoples of that part of Alaska.

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Kansas City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A small yet good representation of native culture. Items used in every day life of men and women are displayed. There is a small entrance fee.

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Portland, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is one of the best small museums we have ever visited. A great collection, well-displayed and -explained. As part of a group, we had limited time, but be sure to put this on your list of places to see and allocate enough time. A great introduction to the Tglinkit people, their history, and culture.

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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

From the minute to the greater than life size items of Native Alaskan Indians culture this is a must see for those who have any appreciation, interest or curiosity about such important basic elements of Alaskan culture. The items on display are so numerous that we spent two hours reading and studying about the both beautiful and practical objects used... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A short walk from the shopping district on the way to Totem Park. A small museum packed full of artifacts.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Quite a collection of native items. Beautiful museum. We got there late and they offered to let us come back the next day without charge although entry is inexpensive. If you want to learn more and see beautiful collectables this is your place.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Not a large museum, but full of interesting information about the history and native culture of Sitka. How the native cultures made such fine wood and weaving products without modern tools is amazing. As the focus is on native cultures, I would not spend the money unless you have an interest. Adjacent to the wonderful buildings of the Sheldon Jackson... More 

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Additional Information about Sheldon Jackson Museum

Address: 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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