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Address: 114 W 4th St., Juneau, AK 99801
Phone Number: +1 907-586-3572
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Open to the public year round. Summer hours are Monday-Friday 9a-6p and...

Open to the public year round. Summer hours are Monday-Friday 9a-6p and Saturday 10a-4:30p. Winter hours -- beginning September 27, 2016 -- are Tuesday-Saturday 10a-4pm. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum features exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap, a topographical map of Juneau, a hands-on drilling and mining room, exhibits looking in depth at Alaska's capital city, displays of art by local artists and the 26-minute video, "Juneau: City Built on Gold". In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter including classes and workshops, lectures, educational tours and is open late every first Friday of the month. With its award-winning online archive "Digital Bob", "Historic Sites & Structures ", and access to the entire collection via their website, the Museum is a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum Shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. May through September the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Located in the heart of Juneau's historic downtown district, the Museum is easily accessible by foot. **Please note that Summer 2016, the free City Bus downtown loop, which originates near the City Dock by the parking garage, will not be available due to construction at the Capitol.

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Small museum!

After finding the Capitol building under wraps we continued further and discovered the Museum. It is small but interesting and the staff are friendly and helpful!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 2, 2016
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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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N. Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was torrential rain on the day we visited Juneau so decided to visit this museum. Although quite small it was very informative and the exhibits were well set out. What made the visit for us was the lady on the desk who was so friendly and welcoming. She was called Wilma and had moved to Alaska in 1948. She... More 

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Thank gil1956
JDCMStaff, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this review

I am glad that you had such a good experience. Juneau-Douglas City Museum prides itself on having many wonderful local volunteers, who lend a personal touch to Juneau's history. More 

Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

After finding the Capitol building under wraps we continued further and discovered the Museum. It is small but interesting and the staff are friendly and helpful!

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Thank casswife
JuneauCityMuseum, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this review

Although we are sad that you weren't able to visit the Capitol with all the facade construction going on this season, we are grateful that you were able to stop by our museum. Our building was built as a public library in 1951 when the population was about 6000 residents. We are listed on the national register of historic places... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

We stumbled into the museum. It was a typical raining day in Juneau although the tour guide was more then happy to still take us on the tour of Juneau. The guide was called Anne. She had a wonderful knowledge of Juneau and could tell she was truly passionate about the city and the history of Juneau. The museum itself... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is a small museum but has very interesting local history, local info and film. The lady on the desk was very helpful. Thankfully there was somewhere to put our rain gear as it absolutely poured with ice cold rain the day we were there.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

really interesting small museum, with exhibits on gold mining and native culture. Really friendly docents too.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

After being let down by finding the State Capitol under renovation, we found the City Museum just a block away. It was well worth half an hour. The information on mining in the area was interesting and well presented. Staff was particularly helpful in finding other things to do in town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Great collection of into. Affordable. Very pleasant volunteer staff too! Lots and lots of history on display.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

At the end of a busy day sightseeing in Juneau, I decided to stop in at this little museum while my wife was gift shopping. The man at the desk who greeted me was very friendly and informative. The museum is small, but the displays are excellent. I left the museum much better informed about Juneau and its people, especially... More 

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Decided to go here after spying it when we went to see the Capitol building that was under renovations. I loved seeing the information about the natives and also the information on the Treadwell Mine.

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Thank msfigment
JDCMStaff, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to stop in to the city museum, each year through seasonal and permanent exhibits we try to share the art and character of the community of Juneau, the capitol of Alaska. Happy travels. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This museum focuses on relatively recent history of the Juneau and Douglas area. Since they were established as the result of gold mining, there is a focus on mines and geology. Dont miss this.

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