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Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History

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Address: NW Corner of Broadway & 5th Street, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: 907-983-2637
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Combination museum/gift shop contains detailed account of Alaska's history.

Combination museum/gift shop contains detailed account of Alaska's history.

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Interesting place to view Alaskan bone carvings, and more history

The Corrington Museum is very small, and is located in the back of a local store along the main street in Skagway. But still, for what it is, it provides an interesting glimpse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Larry W
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I first visited Corrington's 15 years ago, and the discussions I had with the owner impressed me with his knowledge of Alaska history and culture. I now live in Alaska, and have visited several of the villages he described to me, but I still go through his free museum on every trip to Alaska. Highly recommended.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Corrington Museum is very small, and is located in the back of a local store along the main street in Skagway. But still, for what it is, it provides an interesting glimpse into the history of the area, including native populations, wildlife, fishing, commerce, transportation and more. The photographs take viewers back in time to the day when the... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has some interesting and informational displays about Alaska's History. The displays are very well done.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We stopped in here after doing a railroad excursion and this place proved to be time well spent. I ended up getting two carvings done by local natives plus a beautifully made cross for the War Department. The owner has lived in Skagway for many years and has personally collected most of the things in the museum over several decades.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This free little museum is on Broadway, and contains a lot of history about the indigenous people of the area, as well as stuff like whaling history and a bit about Russian Alaska. A lot of the displays have tusks and bones with scrimshaw depictions, as well as some excellent examples of carved tusks. It is worth it to come... More 

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Deerfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Enjoyed browsing the wide selection of carved ivory and other Alaskan collectibles. There is a museum in the back that's worth a look.

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Birmingham, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

This is like stepping back in time to be able to see the wonderful collection of Corrington's numerous and authentic Alaskan artifacts from the Gold Rush era and from Natives before that time. It is a free museum (or was when I visited) and they were just moving into a larger space down the street from their original location just... More 

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Santa Maria, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Interesting museum of Alaskan history & examples of Alaskan art. Several examples of carved tusks including a blooper tusk. Also has display showing $5 million in gold,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A cool little museum--we especially liked the train out back, and I enjoyed the little videos. There was some nice gold rush and native Alaskan exhibits in there too.

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Hastings Point, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A definite to stop by and read about the history of Skagway and the gold rush days. You can't help but think about how people lived through the extreme cold during that time period. A must visit.

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