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Sheldon Jackson Museum

Sitka, AK
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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Olympia, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is worth spending at least an hour in. The collection of Tlingit culture is beautiful and fascinating.

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Douglas, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This Museaum is one of my favorites. It's crammed full of treasures, well organized and informative. Well worth a visit. I'd plan to spend a couple hours if you have the time. In addition to all the artifacts that are visible there are tons of pull-out drawers to explore. Love it!,

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San Diego
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Amazing collection of artifacts from all over Alaska. Wonderfully displayed. Could spend several days if you are a history buff. Many "extras" in sliding drawers.

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were not originally going to visit this museum but glad we changed our minds and went. It's a small, intimate museum. We went when they opened and were the only ones there, so we could take our time seeing what we wanted and opening up all the drawers with different artifacts. What sticks in my mind the most is... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This museum had a huge number of high quality exhibits of native and early life in the area. This was a great value and lots of fun.

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honolulu
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you have a day in Sitka...this is a jewel of a museum to understand native culture. You can breeze through or take hours reading and opening drawers filled with interesting artifacts. It is amazing to understand the sophistication and resiliency of these early Alaska residents.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

A very unassuming building from the outside, however inside it is jam packed with artifacts and various area specific offerings. This museum is a must see stop when in the area.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Sitka, Alaska isn't the easiest place to get to, but if you do go there, be sure to set aside some time to visit the Sheldon Jackson Museum. The artifacts, originally put together by Mr. Jackson, a missionary in 19th century Alaska, are a truly extraordinary collection of Northwest Indian culture. They are beautifully displayed and the accompanying commentary is... More

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Alaska
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Articles from all the indigenous people of Alaska. They were displayed nicely, and there were drawers that opened where a person could handle some items. I would have enjoyed some better signage on a few of the things, but maybe they had been stolen and not much was known about them.

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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Though not big in area, the collection of items collected by this amazing, fore-sighted individual, is huge! It gives you a real feel for Alaska through the ages.

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