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Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Great place to get authentic first nation art

We always try to get an authentic piece of art or craft from the places we visit. This lovely store... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Betty M
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Easton, Pennsylvania
Amazing history

We visited the Sealaska Heritage museum today after a half hour presentation by an Alaska Native on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ahorton1
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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In May 2015, Sealaska Heritage Institute opened the Walter Soboleff Building—our Box of Knowledge. This cultural and research center is dedicated to the sharing and study of the ancient Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska. It...more
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105 S Seward St, Suite 201, Juneau, AK 99801-1332
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We always try to get an authentic piece of art or craft from the places we visit. This lovely store carries a variety of crafts and art and jewelry as well as clothing that is authentic. It is worth a visit!

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Sealaska Heritage museum today after a half hour presentation by an Alaska Native on the Oosterdam Holland America cruise ship docked in Juneau Alaska. What a amazing presentation and then to visit heritage center. Recommend it nightly to anyone visiting Juneau.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting history of the native Alaskans. Fairly new museum with a tribal house. Be sure and look for the axe marks on the wood all over this.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jl924
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so interesting. A life-size Tlingit house to wander around in along with fascintating displays.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

Very helpful guide, John, welcomed us to the museum . It’s nor large but this is reflected in the price of 5usd each. There is the story of South east Alaska’s cultures with interactive screens. We walked through the authentic clan house with its 12...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Plattypuss52
Reviewed July 11, 2019

We were greeted by a friendly host, a charming retired fellow who told us he was part Haida, part Tlingit. The exhibits were wonderful. We were especially impressed with an exhibit of the work of Nathan Jackson, a multi-talented champion of indigenous cultures. There was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank stevekrinsky
Reviewed July 9, 2019

Beautiful exhibit, gorgeous building! The artwork in the exhibit was extraordinary. John, the docent, was very welcoming and informative. We loved our time here, thank you!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JNKidd77
Reviewed July 7, 2019

They do have some very impressive native Alaskan carvings in here. If you stumble across this place, go inside.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank BruceandCathy2014
Reviewed July 6, 2019

We were told that this was one of the places to visit in Juneau as it told you a lot about the First Nation people like the Tlingits. Yes it is small but very interesting. The man at the front door was very informative. One...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Bob V
Reviewed July 2, 2019

This is a small museum with some great exhibits. The entrance fee is nominal and the gift shop had some interesting items for sale.

Date of experience: May 2019
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