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Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center

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Address: 11 Main Street, PO B, Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: (907) 766-2366
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and...

This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and interprets the history, art and unique blending of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley.

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Great Local Museum

We've been to the Sheldon Museum several times, and it's always great. The museum has a new exhibit on the 50 objects that tell the story of Haines, and that was a real treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Dave W
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Whitehorse, Canada
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Whitehorse, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've been to the Sheldon Museum several times, and it's always great. The museum has a new exhibit on the 50 objects that tell the story of Haines, and that was a real treat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has lots to say about the native people's life back then and the history of how things developed there. The volunteer guides are very knowledgeable and kind to answer any questions! We enjoyed seeing inserting things with history behind each of the. The place is well kept, nice and clean, Love it!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting museum stop showing the history of the area. Volunteers are on the 2 floors explaining anything you have questions about. They are very friendly and also like to hear where visitors to Haines come from

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

It's a nice, little museum that focuses on the local area, history and culture. Worth the $5 to not only see several collections, but support a worthy organization at the same time.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Museum is a great place to learn about the history of the area. There is an exceptional area dedicated to the native peoples. The docent was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. A great way to spend an hour or so. Admission was only $5, very reasonable.

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Dresden, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Great historical information of the area and a nice little gift shop with native crafts and books about Alaska. Displays include local artifacts and photography and knowledgable staff on hand to answer questions.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This museum has great examples of the native culture of the Haines area. The pictures are fascinating. Make sure you buy tickets to all three museums together to save money.....check at the museum for details.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

enjoyed an hour here learning about local shipwrecks and the local history. learned to play with some old fashioned toys, too! Well worth the visit.

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We were surprised to see the breadth of knowledge offered in this moderate sized local showcase. The information was presented well both by the docent and the physical displays. A nice stop as we explored Haines.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We enjoyed the history of the peoples of the area and artifacts that they had on display. The upstairs where they had displays in drawers was just wonderful. A great museum for historians or anyone who would like to know more of the area.,

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