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“City museum” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Juneau-Douglas City Museum
114 W 4th St., At the corner of 4th & Main., Juneau, AK
907-586-3572
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Ranked #15 of 24 Attractions in Juneau
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Open to the public year round, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features a variety of exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap and full scale replica, a 5x7 topographical map of Juneau, and comprehensive video, Juneau: City Built on Gold. In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter, various classes and workshops, educational tours and the Juneau History Grant. With our award winning online archive "Digital Bob" and "Historic Structures Database", we are continuing to expand our role as a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum gift shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. During the summer season the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Contact the Museum for more information.
St. Annes-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“City museum”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Very disapponted with this as it was quite a long way up the hill. There is a display about gold mining thats quite good.

Visited May 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“A Quaint Little museum with a different take on history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

The City Museum is a tiny little place located next door to the State Capitol Building. The staff is very cordial and ready with suggestions about places to see in Juneau. The museum doesn't take long to see, as it is only a few rooms on a single level, but it presents a different view of Alaska's history. You get a real feel for the political games surrounding statehood and the location of the state capitol. For a brief time, Alaska's capitol was located in a tent out in middle of the forest! Just one of the tricks that people pulled during the rather heated discussions related to statehood. Take an hour and see the museum. It's a nice, local feature that tour guides ignore.

Visited May 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Enjoyed the mining exhibits!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We decided to visit the museum after getting off our cruise ship. The $5 entry fee was reasonable. Staff was helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed all the exhibits. I appreciated they had an area to hang my coat.

Visited May 2013
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Bethel, Alaska
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“Lots of History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

I stopped by about an hour before they closed for the day. It was enought ime to quickly scan through. But it deserves another visit with a longer visit time. They do have regularly scheduled videos and an interactive museum portion. Very friendly customer service.

Visited February 2013
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Juneau, Alaska
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“Juneau Douglas Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Small museum with local artifacts, walking guides and trail guides can be purchased, docents give you any info you want, hands on displays, call to check which days are free

Visited August 2012
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