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Sheldon Jackson Museum

Sitka, AK
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 22, 2014
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Cooma, Australia
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A museum established by a pioneer who saw the value in preserving native Alaskan heritage before it was completely engulfed by European settlement. Interactive displays interest children.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Unfortunately we only had a short time to see this wonderful Museum. The Jackson Museum is full of Native Alaskan artifacts. You could spend hours looking at the collection. Hint: Make sure you open the drawers in the display cases.

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Leesville, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

You could spend a day here and not see it all. This is a collection of artifacts from native Alaskan tribes. Tlingit, Eskimos, Aleuts etc. I was totally amazed at the tools for fishing and everyday life that they developed. Be sure to open the drawers under the displays.

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Titusville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

An extensive and high quality collection of native artifacts arranged effectively, by region and tribe. Some very unusual items. Local native artist doing beadwork was more than happy to talk about her culture, artwork, life. A lot to take in. Might require two visits to do it justice.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Outstanding collection of Native Alaskan material. Every bit as good as the Alaska Native heritage Center in Anchorage as far as artifacts go.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews 93 reviews
53 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I went in with low expectations and was surprised and delighted by the examples of tools, toys and clothing used by different Alaskan tribal groups. In this compact building, the collection hangs from the ceiling (different style kayaks and other boats), stands within glass cabinets and lies tucked away in drawers, awaiting your exploring eye. I am the kind of... More

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Mountain View, California
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11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A wonderful collection of artifacts from native Alaskan cultures, with good educational descriptions. It was a single, round room divided into different areas for the different cultures with displays in cases and in pull-out drawers. My husband I I could have spent more than the 2 hours we did examining the details of the collection but we did not have... More

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Sitka, Ak
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I had so much fun wandering around this little museum. I couldn't believe how many artifacts they had collected, you can spend all day there wandering around and opening all of the drawers.

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Houston, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
67 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The Sheldon Jackson Museum has a very interesting collection of Native Alaskan artifacts. They have all kinds of stuff from kayaks to clothing to baskets...etc. To me, what makes it even more interesting is that the items were collected by Sheldon Jackson in the 1870s and 1880s. The items came from a time before the native Americans were highly westernized... More

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