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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Address: Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-8981
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Learn Alaska History! A must see!

An outstanding collection of Native Alaskan artifacts. Easy to find and navigate. Appropriate for all ages.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Christy A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An outstanding collection of Native Alaskan artifacts. Easy to find and navigate. Appropriate for all ages.

Thank Christy A
San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This was definitely the best museum (and value) on our entire cruise ports. Sooo many artifacts and great quality too!! If you only have time for one museum make it this one!!

Thank SanDiego333
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Native artifacts are displayed in many museums, but we have never seen so many exquisite objects so beautifully displayed as we did here. The focus of the collection is ethnographic objects from each of the Native groups in Alaska, much of which was Much of the Alaska Native ethnographic material was collected in the late 1800s by a missionary who... More 

Thank WoodsResidents
Dover, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We spent about an hour at the museum during a cruise ship visit to Sitka. What a wonderful and informative collection. The employees there were more than will talk to us about the history and what was held in the collection. We were told that they hope to have a new larger location soon. I look forward to a trip... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The Sheldon jackson Museum isn't a big attraction but the collections they exhibit are very interesting and give a good glimpse of what living was like among the indigenous peoples in Alaska about hundred years ago.

Thank Nora T
Lafayette, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This beautiful little museum is amazing. The collection is incredible, beautifully presented and very interesting. Many first nation collections. This is a wonderful place to visit. You can walk here from the center of town

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I had only a short time to visit this museum, but it was enough time to learn that the collection of first nation artifacts was stunning in its completeness. Each item surely has a fascinating story, but unfortunately most of the collectors did not report that story with the donation to the museum. This would be a wonderful source for... More 

Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This lovely octagonal room is densely packed with separate collections for a number of native cultures. The curator or docents are happy to answer questions with fascinating detail and context - there is much more than meets the eye in drawers and small spaces- an enjoyable quick visit - but with curiosity and scrutiny could produce hours of delight. My... More 

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Park Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

In a little town such as Sitka, one would not expect to find the world class museum that this is. I have never seen as many Alaskan artifacts in one place before. Truly a labor of love.

Thank OliverandLisa
Liberty Hill, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Wow- not just Tlingit artifacts. All authentic. It could take you hours to get through all the drawers, or a quick perusal would be educational as well. Artifacts from many peoples all over Alaska. One of the most thorough museums I have been to.

Thank Susan H

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