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Address: 330 Harbor Drive, Harrigan Centennial Hall, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 907-747-6455
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Description: Formerly named the Isabel Miller Museum, this little museum is a...
Formerly named the Isabel Miller Museum, this little museum is a treasure--the only museum in Sitka featuring all of Sitka's history.
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Historical Artifacts abound

This small museum is full of old Totems from throughout SE Alaska - the real thing- not overly commercial at all. They also offer classes for local residents in some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This small museum is full of old Totems from throughout SE Alaska - the real thing- not overly commercial at all. They also offer classes for local residents in some of the traditional forms of carving, weaving etc.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The building that houses the museum is going through renovation, thus this museum will be closed from July 15, 2015 until spring 2017. Watch for the activities in other locations during that time, and plan to visit the newly refurbished museum when it re-opens. I've seen the plans and it will be wonderful.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had some time before our scheduled excursion, so we walked into Centennial Hall. The building itself is full of interesting opportunities to learn. Great historical pictures of historical Sitka. A group had a fund-raising effort by where you could be costumed and pose for pictures with some huskies. We wandered into the museum/gift shop, it is free, but does... More 

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Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The native culture of the Tlingit tribe is well preserved in this small museum. The clothing was fascinating. Some made from fish skins for lighter wear, but intricately stitched and preserved. The art and crafts were also very intricately designed in beautiful colors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Don't miss the chance to stroll through history. I had a "moment" at the battleground where I swear I heard native drumming. Slow down and drink in the past, imagine the agony, sense the struggles. Met a passionate Interpretive Ranger on the trails who helped us gain a deeper appreciation for the area. The Totem Poles are fascinating.

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Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I ended up here on afternoon, just wanting to see wha this place had to offer, and I ended up with A LOT MORE THAN I PLANNED.... After touring the museum, and grounds, I happened upon a young that was CARVING a TOTEM POLE...he was mostly done, and after talking for a few minutes, we both decided, that we were.."dinosaurs... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I enjoyed the native artifacts, demonstrations and cultural displayed in the museum. The Russian years of Alaska were of particular interest to me. The museum was well displayed and had very knowledgeable staff willing to assist with any concerns. I am glad I took the time to visit this little museum.

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Atlanta GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Hayley, Beverly and staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. I was doing genealogical research and they were amazingly helpful. Great little gift shop and a good overview of Sitka's past. Make sure you take time to drop in and say hello. In the Centennial Hall near the Harbor.

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Issaquah, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Whilst waiting for our tour arrangments, we made use of a quick peruse of the Sitka Historical Museum. I enjoyed all the old photos that adorned the halls of the Natives in particular. Worth a look around!

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If want to really learn more of the fascinating history of early Alaska, from the native tribes, to the Russian years, to the gold rush, to modern day this is the place.

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Address: 330 Harbor Drive, Harrigan Centennial Hall, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 907-747-6455
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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