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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Address: Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-8981
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear

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Great museum

Make sure to leave lots of time to explore this museum. Tons of interesting items in the pull-out drawers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Make sure to leave lots of time to explore this museum. Tons of interesting items in the pull-out drawers.

Thank RuahaCA
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of displays of tribal and historical artifacts. You can take your time in looking at everything and begin to see the impact of the missionary Sheldon Jackson to the area.

Thank msfigment
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing collection, we visited the museum as part of a tour and we would have liked to have more time there. There are so many fascinating items on display in this small museum.

Thank jill a
Santa Rosa
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband & I are native New Yorkers & fairly well traveled within this country & Canada & we would rate this museum as one of the best we have ever been to regarding their collection.

Thank trystgirl2
Auburn, California
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175 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the visit. Wish we had longer. Cabinet displays are amazing including lots of drawers to open. Still worth the visit if you only have a short time.

Thank Travelhobbyist
Boise, Idaho
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank VagabondingWithKids
Hayward, WI
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172 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank VSRubato
Camberley, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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.

Thank CathyS35
Salida, Co. USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

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.

Thank delawaretourist

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