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Sitka Historical Museum

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Address: 330 Harbor Dr, Harrigan Centennial Hall, Sitka, AK 99835-7553
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+1 907-747-6455

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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...or the Sheldon Jackson Museum

This is the same place as the Sheldon Jackson Museum. Either way, WELL worth a visit! (See my review of the Sheldon Jackson Museum.)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 7, 2016
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Santa Rosa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is the same place as the Sheldon Jackson Museum. Either way, WELL worth a visit! (See my review of the Sheldon Jackson Museum.)

Thank trystgirl2
Maroochydore, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

A great museum to visit while in Sitka. The museum has lots of First Nation memorabilia that had been collected over many years. Very interesting to see all.

Thank Rhonda E
Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Vicki G
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank robynkk
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank pdl03
Dunedin, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

2 Thank justsaying433
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Suzi62
Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Blokzijl
Houston, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank johrene
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Patty C

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