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Soldotna Historical Society & Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great museum

I enjoyed my visit to this little slice of Soldotna history. The staff are welcoming and... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2019
Jane R
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Austin, Texas, United States
Homestead Cabins

The guided tour was informative as well as the old pictures inside the museum. Worth a quick stop... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2019
JS80SS
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Crowley Lake, California
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Soldotna Historical Museum, located on Centennial Park Rd, features a wildlife museum and historic log village. Among the log buildings is the last territorial school built in 1958, where students studied by the light of gas lanterns, still hanging...more
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461 Centennial Park Rd, First left off Centennial Park Rd.; nestled in trees on backside of softball fields, Soldotna, AK 99669-8253
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

I enjoyed my visit to this little slice of Soldotna history. The staff are welcoming and informative. The docent guided me through the main museum building with lots of history and enjoyable stories. Then another volunteer walked me through the grounds and historical buildings on...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jane R
SoldotnaMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Soldotna Historical Society & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words, Jane. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, our staff is very informative! Please, come again!

Reviewed July 31, 2019

The guided tour was informative as well as the old pictures inside the museum. Worth a quick stop. Books for purchase as well.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JS80SS
SoldotnaMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Soldotna Historical Society & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us! We look forward to having you visit us again!

Reviewed July 12, 2019

The guides were very knowledgeable (lifetime residents) and added all kinds of personal perspective to the history.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Jeannie C
SoldotnaMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Soldotna Historical Society & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words, Jeannie!

Reviewed January 15, 2019

We stopped here on a whim and I loved the history they capture here. Soldotna is a young town and the volunteers/guides are very knowledgeable. We took the tour and it was worth the time to hear the stories and understand the museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Megan R
SoldotnaMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Soldotna Historical Society & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Megan, thank you for the great review! We’re so happy you loved the local stories and can’t wait to have you back at the museum!

Reviewed January 2, 2019

The Soldotna Historical Society & Museum is a must see place to learn about old Alaska and what it was like to settle here in the early days.

Date of experience: October 2018
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SoldotnaMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Soldotna Historical Society & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

James, thank you for the mention and for visiting our gem of a museum!

Reviewed November 9, 2018

We were told by other visitors not to miss the historical center while chatting around our camp fire. The next day we went and were not disappointed! We gained so much knowledge in the rich history of this area. The visit enhanced the remainder of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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SoldotnaMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Soldotna Historical Society & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Quest771083! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!

Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Historic cabins and other buildings that show the early homestead lifestyle. The docents are friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: July 2018
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SoldotnaMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Soldotna Historical Society & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the kind words, Mike! We’re so happy you had the chance to visit us!

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

This was a awesome place to learn about how soldotna got its start and to see some actual homestead buildings.

Date of experience: June 2018
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SoldotnaMuseum, Guest Relations Manager at Soldotna Historical Society & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Casandra, thank you, for taking the time to visit our museum and to leave us this kind review!

Reviewed October 2, 2017

Amazing collection of buildings and artifacts from the early pioneer days of the Kenai Peninsula. An absolutely priceless collection of frontier Kenai History.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Richard W
Sara H, Board Member at Soldotna Historical Society & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you, for taking your time to place this review. We love to hear from our guests who enjoyed our local history and museum. We really appreciate it and hope to see you soon, take care!

Reviewed September 14, 2017

This was a very nice Museum experience. Authentic restored buildings and some very informative displays. Allow enough time to explore it all.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Sara H, Board Member at Soldotna Historical Society & Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2018

Thank you, for taking your time to place this review. We love to hear from our guests who enjoyed our local history and museum. We really appreciate it and hope to see you soon, take care!

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Response from KenaiRobb | Reviewed this property |
Soldotna is a three hour drive South of Anchorage. Closest train gets to Soldotna is Whittier, I believe. You would need to rent a car or take a bus from ANChorage.
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