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Sheldon Jackson Museum

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Address: Sitka, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-747-8981
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small is beautiful

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Tamara L
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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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.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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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.

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New Mexico
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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 

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Chesham, Bucks, England
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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.

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Las Vegas, New Mexico, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 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.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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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.

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Connecticut
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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!

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Sitka,Alaska
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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 

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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!

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This museum is filled with an outstanding collection of native Alaskan artifacts. Our docent guide was excellent; we were there only one hour and could have used more time.

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