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Skagway Museum and Archives

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Address: Seventh Ave. and Spring Street, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: 907-983-2420
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The history and rich culture of Skagway are featured in its most treasured...

The history and rich culture of Skagway are featured in its most treasured artifacts, mementos, photographs and historical records dating from the early 1900s.

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Anothe small but interesting museum

This is another place you can use the local bus to get to. Local history and events helpful staff and not too big.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Margaret G
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is another place you can use the local bus to get to. Local history and events helpful staff and not too big.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was an hour well spent! The people working there were very willing to answer any questions we had. The best part was a film explaining all about the Klondike Gold Rush. To think how severe the conditions were for those desperate people.looking for their fortunes. So many died on the trail, I had no idea!

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Thank Bnbiloxi
Karmiel, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice little historical museum with basic explanations of most of the artifacts. There should have been more on the First Nations and deeper explanations for many of the artifacts and pictures.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful museum with many aboriginal artefacts as well as mining items, and a giant stuffed bear! Just two dollars and shuttle from docks will drop you off, then walk a block to Broadway and enjoy the shops.

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Vermilion, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Lots of antiques and artifacts. Many plaques with historic information. Some items to buy. The museum is free. Many pieces of art that were amazingly beautiful.

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Thank Karen K
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We found the Skagway Museum and Archives to be very interesting. It provided a great insight into the town and its history. It was well worth visiting.

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Thank bfg1943
San Jose, CA, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Skagway is very compact so the museum is an easy walk near the center of the downtown area. You get a good overview of the history of the town in under 30 minutes. It is worth the short walk.

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Findlay, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We really enjoy history and this museum has very good descriptions of how the people settled in the area.. It also described the culture and had wonderful displays and art work.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We happened into this free museum and the movie was going to start shortly. The movie was about 1/2 hour and it was fascinating! There are some other historical artifacts to see in this small building. It is worth the stop to learn a little something during your visit to Skagway.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This is another small museum showcasing the history of Skagway and the Klondike Gold Rush. There are a variety of exhibits, and the building is nicely maintained. Although it's not huge, it's worth a quick stop if you're in Skagway.

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