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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
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- Sep 16, 2014
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south dakota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The history of this area is amazing, to see the clothing, the tools that were used the fishing and hunting stuff, amazing information. Could spend half a day there easily and helpful knowledgeable staff...

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Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews 95 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a tiny museum, quite worth a visit, but so small that you'll be in and out in 30-minutes. Their historical kayak collection is both interesting and quite good. If you're in town for a period of time, this is something you should see, but if you're short on time, visit the Historic Park totem poles or a local... More

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Leawood, KS
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lots of native artifacts and clothing. Not really large, but very well laid out. We really enjoyed it.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Sheldon Jackson Museum was part of a tour we took and we were very glad it was included. The staff is very knowledgeable and the artifacts were fascinating. We spent over an hour there and could have easily spent three more - which says a lot as the entire museum is contained in one large room.

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Boulder, CO USA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We love learning about native cultures. Even more than the Totem park, this place is filled with a wealth of material from every aspect of the native lives - not just the spectacular (e.g., totems or other ceremonial objects) It was fascinating. It was made more so for us because we know a bit of the history of Sheldon Jackson... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

and then some. Lots of Tlingit cultural artifacts. Don't forget to open the drawers below the cases where there are lots more items.

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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We did a loop of taxi to/from the Fortress of the Bear, drop off at Raptor center then walk to Sitka National Historic Park and Sheldon Jackson Museum. Made for a great afternoon. This little museum is worth a 30-60 minute peak. Tons of stuff packed into a one-room museum. You could have spent hours looking at everything here, but... More

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Clewiston, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Quite a collection from across Alaska from a number of native cultures. Much to learn.Worth your time if historical stuff is an interest.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Superb collection of items of daily life from native peoples from all over Alaska. We would have liked to have 2-3 hours instead of the 35 minutes (before they closed for the day).

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Missoula, Montana
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Allow enough time here to read the captions and even pull out the display drawers. The room is small but well planned and with high quality, rare exhibits. Highly recommend it.

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