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The Baranov Museum

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Nicely curated small museum

This museum is located in a house built in the early 19th Century by the Russian occupiers of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter M
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Ocean Grove, Australia
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Baranov Museum... name change

While in Kodiac, we planned on seeing the well-known Baranov Museum, only to discover the name had... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2019
CruisersRus
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Mount Albert
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101 Marine Way, Kodiak Island, AK 99615
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum is located in a house built in the early 19th Century by the Russian occupiers of Kodiak Island. It covers the virtual enslavement of the Indigenous people in the interest of fur trapping and the Russian influence in the area before its sale...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Peter M
Reviewed July 14, 2019

Everything is centrally located in Kodiak including the Kodiak History Museum (which used to be named The Baranov Museum and was formerly known as the "Russian American Magazin" or "Erskine House"). Being built in the early 19th century, it is said to be the oldest...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

This museum highlights Kodiak during the Russian Era through the early 20th Century. An interesting and colorful past.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

While in Kodiac, we planned on seeing the well-known Baranov Museum, only to discover the name had been recently changed to ‘Kodiac History Museum’. When asked, ‘Why the Change?’, I was told that it was to move away from a perceived Russian focus and also...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

This beautiful building was the 'magazin' (storehouse / supply depot) from way back in the days when Kodiak was called Petronov (I think). Mr Erskine ran the magazin & was killed by a crazed man who'd drifted into town. His ghost still haunts the back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

It had been a few years since my last visit to Kodiak so I took a look inside the Baranov Museum again. Nice place, interesting displays. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Kodiak to get a sense of the history and culture of this area.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

If your time in Kodiak allows, and if you are remotely interested in the history of this island, then definitely make time to visit this cute little museum which is located right opposite the visitor centre near the ferry dock. The museum occupies what is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Arguably Kodiak’s most important museum. Gobs of archived photos and stories of Kodiak. Native artifacts, tsunami stories and photos, and life on old Kodiak for you to see.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AGKJason
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This is a stone's throw from the Ferry dock, the refuge welcome center and the Alutiiq museum, and St. Herman's chapel. The significance is that it is the oldest Russian building in the US, over 250 years old. It is full of artifacts and interesting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cdfrosty
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This museum tracks the history of this building and of mostly one family at the center of the development of the 19-20c Kodiak economy. There are lots of physical artifacts but the museum has also collected oral histories from older residents. A great way to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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