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The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Beautifully put together - well worth a visit.

This is a museum maintained by hard working, dedicated people. So much here! Beautiful art by... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kbaker7
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Boston, Massachusetts
Museum of local area

Great little museum for the history of the Valdez area. Information about the gold rush,earthquake... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Barbara P
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Piney Flats, Tennessee
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The Valdez Museum preserves and presents the heritage and culture of Valdez, the Copper River Basin, and Prince William Sound.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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217 Egan Dr, P. O. Box 8, Valdez, AK 99686-0008
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a museum maintained by hard working, dedicated people. So much here! Beautiful art by local artists. The history of the earthquake. What life has been like over decades. Andrea who greeted us as we arrived. So much to like!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great little museum for the history of the Valdez area. Information about the gold rush,earthquake in the 1960s,Valdez oil spill

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this local museum. We went to both locations. The museum shows local history including the Good Friday earthquake and the Exon Valdez oil spill. Because this is a local museum some of the items would only be interesting to local residents. We watched...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned so much. So much history. Can't believe how much they have gathered. Definitely worth going.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sandy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice compact museum. We did not make it to the satellite museum, due to our bus schedule. There were lots of artifacts and history.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Cassandra M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to both locations. Both are well done focused on different things. Would suggest a stop in to have a look around.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank B138877
Reviewed October 14, 2018

This is two museums in two different buildings which are included in the entrance fee. The main museum has a bunch of exhibits on the history of Valdez. The main focuses were on the 1964 earthquake, pipeline and the Exxon Valdez oil spill. The second...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lee L
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is actually two museums which are both well worth visiting. Excellent information on the town of Valdez and its history, including early life there and the 1964 earthquake. The videos with recollections of the earthquake are fascinating, as are the exhibits on the oil...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

very good collection and very interesting video displays. Highly recommend the Old Valdez exposition.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KatS493
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I have seen a lot of museums on this 3 month trip to Alaska and we both agree that this is the best We were there about 2 hours and could have gone back and did 2 more hours. Everything was top...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bluedog1400
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