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Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History

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Terrific small museum

This museum was a great find in Skagway. We were on an Alaskan cruise which was great but most of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gay H
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Canberra, Australia
Well worth the visit

Great displays of Whale and Ivory carvings. Many of the exhibits are one of a kind and well... read more

Reviewed August 29, 2018
robertjY5707SD
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livingston, United States
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Combination museum/gift shop contains detailed account of Alaska's history.
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NW Corner of Broadway & 5th Street, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2637
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a great find in Skagway. We were on an Alaskan cruise which was great but most of the emphasis in the shore stops is on shopping and eating. We were pleased to find something about the fascinating history of the area. It...More

Thank Gay H
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Great displays of Whale and Ivory carvings. Many of the exhibits are one of a kind and well displayed, although small and compact well worth a visit.

Thank robertjY5707SD
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We met owner Dennis Corrington—a very engaging man—who offers this private museum about the explorers, settlers, and people of Alaska to visitors for free. It contains artifacts and explanations, lots of beautiful scrimshaw. The displays are very well done and very much worth a visit....More

Thank jbwhitehouse
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I was walking around downtown for a few hours and stopped in this museum/store. It was interesting and had a lot of artifacts. If you are interested in history, there is a ton of information. The prices in the store were a little hefty for...More

Thank fivermama
Reviewed July 12, 2018

This free, small museum is easy to overlook but you should not. It is a wonderful collection of old photos, artifacts and other items of interest regarding Skagway and the region. It is in the rear of a store but there is no pressure to...More

Thank RandyRoss
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This small museum was free and it packed a lot of information and photographs in a small space! I especially enjoyed the information on Soapy Smith and Frank Reid. I plan to visit there again on my next trip to Skagway. I have driven from...More

Thank Steve G
Reviewed May 24, 2018

This private museum is free, and it gives the best overview of local history in Skagway. A visit only take 15 to 25 minutes, and there is no pressure to buy anything from the store.

Thank Will R
Reviewed September 21, 2017

A small private museum in the back of a shop gives local history and lots of artifacts collected by the owner.

Thank David A
Reviewed September 16, 2017

Very informative. Lots of stuff to look at including 2 movies which you need to leave yourself enough time to watch. Probably would be a good way to kill an hour or more if you were arriving on one of the cruise boats. I was...More

Thank CanadiaRose
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a very beautiful and interesting museum. Loved it. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone visiting Skagway.

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