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Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History

NW Corner of Broadway & 5th Street, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2637
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Small, but delightful

This neat and organized museum was jam-packed with lots of artifacts and photographs from the local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lots to see here

Many items to see, as well as lots of things to buy. In historic area. Recommend stopping here to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Combination museum/gift shop contains detailed account of Alaska's history.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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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 neat and organized museum was jam-packed with lots of artifacts and photographs from the local culture. It was free, and definitely a must-see part of the Skagway experience.

Thank Talyoung03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many items to see, as well as lots of things to buy. In historic area. Recommend stopping here to see display items.

Thank Seniordad
Reviewed October 19, 2016

Skagway is a small seaside village totally overrun by cruise liner passengers, There are more jewellery and curio shops than anything else; so to admit that we were enticed into one of these is quite a revelation. However the sign above the shop read "Museum...More

2  Thank cleopatraCapeTown
Reviewed October 1, 2016

This was a very interesting place, and the museum is in the back of the store and is free. I love scrimshaw, so I was in heaven. Many displays of historic items with explanations, along with numerous examples of skrimshaw and whale baleen baskets etc....More

1  Thank Murphy5708
Reviewed September 27, 2016

This is a business that sells jewelery and Alaskan souvenirs, but the real draw is the Museum portion. Really interesting relics, personal items and photos from the past. Really great that people saved these items for future generations and that Mr. Corrington has given a...More

Thank aadm1110
Reviewed September 15, 2016

We went into the store. No one was ever seen until we stood at the cash register. The older man working there did not want to answer our questions, poor customer service at best.

Thank Me M
Reviewed September 12, 2016

We just happened to stumble upon this museum. It was well worth the look. It was free to go into, but at the end we did give a donation. It was very interesting to learn about the local history

Thank hannabanana13
Reviewed August 29, 2016 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...More

Thank Traveler_from_Alaska
Reviewed August 23, 2016

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,...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed August 21, 2016

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

Thank SueinSalem
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