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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Address: Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-8981
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Fantastic for Adults and Kids

Excellent museum with information and artifacts from native cultures. Plenty of hands-on activities for kids (weaving, scavenger hunt where kids find info and get stamps in a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Boise, Idaho
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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent museum with information and artifacts from native cultures. Plenty of hands-on activities for kids (weaving, scavenger hunt where kids find info and get stamps in a pamphlet). Wonderful and knowledgable staff. Exceeded my expectations.

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Hayward, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an amazing collection of early native Alaskan artifacts, varied and well-displayed. We certainly could have spent more time here.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is absolutely crammed with Native Alaskan artifacts that reveal what life was like for the people - clothing, tools, utensils, boats, sleds. It is absolutely fascinating to understand for example how clothing was made from fish skin. Beautiful handiwork.

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Salida, Co. USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must when you're in Sitka, it's not far from the center of town, so either get one of the few taxi's to run you up there, or walk. You will be happy with it, wonderful display of native garb. Enjoy, Salida1048

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newark, de
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small museum but very informative. We enjoyed the exhibits which were nicely displayed. There was a resident artist who was giving a talk while we were there. One of the staff members walked around the museum and would talk to you about the exhibits.

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Chase, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were very surprised by this small museum. there were lots of interesting artifacts and a great history lesson.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do you want to learn more about the native peoples (not just the Eskimos) of Alaska? You'll find all regions and groups represented with food, clothes, fishing/trapping instruments. Although this octagonal shaped museum on the Sheldon Jackson College campus that now only holds a summer Art camp is small, you can discover a wealth of information about native life. Not... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting museum indicating the history of the area and one man in particular, Sheldon Jackson. Many exhibits on display of life from the beginning in the area. Had a great visit and took a lot of pictures of the many artifacts that were on display.

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This collection of Native artifacts is arranged in a tiny space to give a real feel of what it would have been like to live as an Athabascan, or Tlingit or Inupiaq, at the time Europeans arrived and through the 19th and early 20th centuries. The octagonal layout makes it easy to compare the different approaches to everyday activites such... More 

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Taylorsville, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small museum is in concentric rings with an amazing variety of artifacts and exhibits. There are tons of exhibits in the glass cases, but underneath each case are many more artifacts, stories and explanations. More than you can hope to view. In the center are several historic totems. Don't do this on a bus tour until you just want... More 

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