We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Sheldon Jackson Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Sitka, AK
Phone Number:
+1 907-747-8981
Website
Today
10:00 - 16:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$62.50*
and up
Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear
More Info
US$62.50*
and up
Sitka Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 179 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Incredible depth of a collection

Thousands of years of cultural, technological and artistic achievement is represented in this tiny museum. To take one small area, the masks from Western Alaska take you to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
BeccaBerryPicker
,
Sitka, Alaska
Add Photo Write a Review

179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 175: English reviews
Sitka, Alaska
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Thousands of years of cultural, technological and artistic achievement is represented in this tiny museum. To take one small area, the masks from Western Alaska take you to another world. Each one has power. Waterproof suits made of intestines. Boats! Yes, boats. A totem made by the "Michelangelo of the Northwest Coast," Kadjisdu.áxch more than 200 years ago stands in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank BeccaBerryPicker
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

beautifully curated collection of historic and indigenous items.Well worth an hour. Don't miss the Raven hat.

Helpful?
Thank Tamara L
Salt Lake City, Utah
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

one can spend as little or as much time as pone wants, but i recommend allowing a lot of time to look at the full collection. Also. ask questions. There is a knowledgeable interpreter.

Helpful?
Thank JanetN5858
New Mexico
Level Contributor
64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I was mesmerized by this small yet jam packed museum. I learned so much about the history and the inhabitants of Southeast, AK. The interdependence and relationship between the inhabitants and nature is exemplified by the collection. There is an abundance of drawers to open and there is a constant reminder of how carefully every item whether handmade or a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank cdlune
Chesham, Bucks, England
Level Contributor
285 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a well organised and well dispayed exhibition/ collection - but you need at least 2 visits to absorb it / see it all. Plenty to look at and learn.

Helpful?
Thank Charleygirl76
Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
Level Contributor
143 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I've been here twice so far, and still haven't seen all that I want to see. The footprint of the place is tiny, yet the collection is vast and well-curated. Lots of drawers to open and discover objects within, and large, beautiful totems and watercraft form a contrast with the delicate and tiny objects.

Helpful?
Thank Randy B
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The artifacts and historical information about the various native tribes of Alaska was extremely interesting and the docents very informative.

Helpful?
Thank hah999
Connecticut
Level Contributor
91 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Superior collection of native Alaskan artifacts. One large room filled with meticulously catalogued and displayed pieces. Don't forget to open the drawers in the cabinets; they are filled with treasures!

Helpful?
Thank linda g
Sitka,Alaska
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This small museum is expertly staffed and holds gems that exceed what would be found in a NYC or Washington DC museum. The exhibit cases are the style of a museum 100 years ago but have good signage and logical arrangement. The staff is well versed in the Alaska cultures and will be quite helpful if you ask advice or... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank sitka1867
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is an amazing collection of native artifacts. The Alaskan Natives had to be some of the most innovative people on the planet for their time. The pieces in this museum are simply amazing. At 5.00 this is a amazing stop at a great price. Don't miss this one on your trip to Sitka!

Helpful?
Thank sioux_pilot

Been to Sheldon Jackson Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sheldon Jackson Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?