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Skagway Museum and Archives

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Address: Seventh Ave. and Spring Street, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: +1 907-983-2420
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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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Nice place to visit to see more history.

We loved seeing the museum and wanted to visit a 2nd time, but never had time to go back. It was pretty crowded with visitors from the cruise ships, so don't take strollers or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 28, 2016
Mary_the_tourist
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

We loved seeing the museum and wanted to visit a 2nd time, but never had time to go back. It was pretty crowded with visitors from the cruise ships, so don't take strollers or packages. Nice gift shop available.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Just off the main street, easy to find and worth the visit. Lots of good info, some spectacular northern lights photos, and a well informed staff. A good place to spend an hour, and if it's raining......longer!

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

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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Karmiel, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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San Jose, CA, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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