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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Grand, detailed Native Alaskan artifacts

The Museum staff have done great curating and displaying for decades. The floor space is not huge... read more

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Alaska treasure; must see!

This small but comprehensive museum is a must see while in Sitka! Sheldon Jackson... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

The Museum staff have done great curating and displaying for decades. The floor space is not huge in square footage, but display cases and drawers are packed enough for a few visits. I recommend setting aside a couple hours even for a quick trip to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 26, 2019

This small but comprehensive museum is a must see while in Sitka! Sheldon Jackson collected/purchased art and artifacts from all regions and Native groups of Alaska. This huge, intricate, detailed display is well put together, annotated and could take you hours (if you wish) to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

This Museum was nicely put together. There were a number of historical artifacts and a few totems from hundreds of years ago. The explanations of each totem was worth reading and learning the history. Good place to spend and hour or two.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bill P
Reviewed October 11, 2018

This museum was small but very colorful, I enjoyed the clothing displays and the tools and artifacts. Loved the hiking trails adjacent to the museum, just a beautiful walk, not too long. Also included some Totem Poles.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stournay
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This was the last place I visited while in Sitka during a cruise, and I wish I could have spent hours there! I had to rush, but the collections were very interesting. The admissions fee was was a steal at $7!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sara Jane B
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This is a complete museum, holding Native Alaskan artifacts from ages ago. Displays include clothing, tools, canoes, and every day items by the thousands. It's a place that you'll want to visit and take your time to enjoy and examine the hand work, the beauty,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ron H
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I went to this museum as part of a city tour of Sitka. It's small, but has so many artifacts in it. There are totem poles in the middle of the room, surrounded by desk drawers that you open up to find more artifacts. Everything...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan H
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Great collection of artifacts and home wares produced by the Alaskan ethnic groups. A quaint setting with a local guide. You can touch some of the objects. Learned a lot about the Inuit esthetics. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maria H
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Located near town the Sheldon Jackson Museum is a great storehouse of native art and culture. We found the museum to have a wealth of information on many of the Alaskan tribes and the tools and art they created. Displays of several geographic regions and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

So many interesting artifacts packed into such a small, but well organized space. We spent and enjoyable morning learning more about the ways of the tribes that made up Alaska.

Date of experience: August 2018
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