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Sitka Historical Museum

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Address: 330 Harbor Drive, Harrigan Centennial Hall, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone Number: 907-747-6455
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Formerly named the Isabel Miller Museum, this little museum is a...

Formerly named the Isabel Miller Museum, this little museum is a treasure--the only museum in Sitka featuring all of Sitka's history.

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Lovely museum

This museum is only a short walk from the dock in Sitka, Alaska. The museum has very nice displays of local birds and wildlife. There is plenty of information about the early... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Vicki G
Winchester, Kentucky
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Winchester, Kentucky
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This museum is only a short walk from the dock in Sitka, Alaska. The museum has very nice displays of local birds and wildlife. There is plenty of information about the early days of Sitka. The walk through the museum is unstructured so you can take your time with each display. There is a small admittance fee.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Very Very good museum. There were a lot of old native artifacts displayed in a nice fashion. Well worth the admission.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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199 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Unfortunately, this site is not open at the moment, but appears to have great historical value for preserving totem poles and other historical items pertain to Sitka and the Indian natives of this area.

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Dunedin, Florida
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This small museum is full of old Totems from throughout SE Alaska - the real thing- not overly commercial at all. They also offer classes for local residents in some of the traditional forms of carving, weaving etc.

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43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The building that houses the museum is going through renovation, thus this museum will be closed from July 15, 2015 until spring 2017. Watch for the activities in other locations during that time, and plan to visit the newly refurbished museum when it re-opens. I've seen the plans and it will be wonderful.

Thank Suzi62
Green Valley, Arizona
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185 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had some time before our scheduled excursion, so we walked into Centennial Hall. The building itself is full of interesting opportunities to learn. Great historical pictures of historical Sitka. A group had a fund-raising effort by where you could be costumed and pose for pictures with some huskies. We wandered into the museum/gift shop, it is free, but does... More 

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Houston, TX
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The native culture of the Tlingit tribe is well preserved in this small museum. The clothing was fascinating. Some made from fish skins for lighter wear, but intricately stitched and preserved. The art and crafts were also very intricately designed in beautiful colors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Don't miss the chance to stroll through history. I had a "moment" at the battleground where I swear I heard native drumming. Slow down and drink in the past, imagine the agony, sense the struggles. Met a passionate Interpretive Ranger on the trails who helped us gain a deeper appreciation for the area. The Totem Poles are fascinating.

Thank Patty C
Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I ended up here on afternoon, just wanting to see wha this place had to offer, and I ended up with A LOT MORE THAN I PLANNED.... After touring the museum, and grounds, I happened upon a young that was CARVING a TOTEM POLE...he was mostly done, and after talking for a few minutes, we both decided, that we were.."dinosaurs... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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457 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I enjoyed the native artifacts, demonstrations and cultural displayed in the museum. The Russian years of Alaska were of particular interest to me. The museum was well displayed and had very knowledgeable staff willing to assist with any concerns. I am glad I took the time to visit this little museum.

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