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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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Free exhibit, interesting items

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris T
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Sydney, Australia
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just walked into the store, and unforunately the museum part was not open, BUT just sticking my head in you could basically see the jest of what the museum has to offer, looks nice, rish in history of Skagway, old artifacts, antiques, pictures, paintings, etc. Believe there was a small entrance fee, would definitely come back to visit, if ever... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

By just walking into this very informative shop I managed to find out about my walking stick and many other artists from this area and their work, a great guy in here asked about my cane and eventually he showed me a piece of the same wood in this museum ! Really amazing-i now know its made from diamond willow... More 

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Thank 250austraveller
Skagway, AK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Mr. Corrington's personal collection of Alaska antiques and oddities is free and fun for kids. It was on 5th but is moving to between 2nd and 3rd on Broadway in the old Golden North Hotel.

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