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Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center
Ranked #13 of 42 things to do in Haines
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Owner description: This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and interprets the history, art and unique blending of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley.
Reviewed June 26, 2013

On a grey afternoon, we spent an hour or so walking the two levels of the Sheldon Museum in Haines. It was very interesting to see how various cultures make Haines what it is today. The displays are nicely arranged, and there is plenty of written information to read as you walk through at your own pace. Whether it is art, actual clothing, old photos, or other historical items; the museum has a lovely collection on display.

There is a lovely gift shop up on the upper floor, to browse through. If you are in Haines on a rainy day, this will be a great way to spend some time. Outside they are currently having a totem pole being carved.

The Nicholson Family
Albany, OR

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Reviewed September 1, 2012

This museum is easy to reach via the trolley that picked us up at the pier. We were on the Statendam. It is worth the time, filled with the history of the area. Across the street is the Hammer Museum, another worthwhile stop.

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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Although it was winter and there were very few visitors, the museum was disappointing - we saw a far better museum in Sitka. Too much stuff by local school kids on topics not related to Haines. A waste of time really

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Reviewed August 13, 2012

The museum was inexpensive and very interesting. We were able to chat with the guide and learned the history of the Haines area.

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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Nice and interesting museum, not too big. Allow 1- hours. Buy the combined ticket for all 3 Haines museums.

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