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Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center

11 Main Street, PO B, Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2366
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This is a great museum with exhibits about the native population including early weavings... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
feltsoul
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Boydton, Virginia
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Local History Gem

This place is really cool. It is one of the 3 you can visit on the pass. Anything you would want to... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
jhrvn1970
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Quincy, Illinois
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This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and interprets the history, art and unique blending of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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11 Main Street, PO B, Haines, AK 99827
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+1 907-766-2366
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great museum with exhibits about the native population including early weavings, basketry, tools, culture as well as history of white settlement in Haines and the surrounding territories. Very very informative and a great little museum store with native carvings, jewelry, fiber art...More

Thank feltsoul
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This place is really cool. It is one of the 3 you can visit on the pass. Anything you would want to know about local history. Also saw that my local hero John Schabel was a charter member of a group to help save Eagles....More

Thank jhrvn1970
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a small museum filled with the collection started by an enthusiastic collecting couple, so there are some eclectic things in here, but it generally focused on the culture and art of both the native culture and the early European settlers. There are many...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great museum...gives you a feel for the whole region, with a pass you can buy for all 3 museums in town for a discount. Great activity on a rainy day!

Thank Carol33364
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We've been to the Sheldon Museum several times, and it's always great. The museum has a new exhibit on the 50 objects that tell the story of Haines, and that was a real treat.

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This museum has lots to say about the native people's life back then and the history of how things developed there. The volunteer guides are very knowledgeable and kind to answer any questions! We enjoyed seeing inserting things with history behind each of the. The...More

Thank Benja S
Reviewed 10 August 2016

An interesting museum stop showing the history of the area. Volunteers are on the 2 floors explaining anything you have questions about. They are very friendly and also like to hear where visitors to Haines come from

Thank fritz549
Reviewed 22 June 2016

It's a nice, little museum that focuses on the local area, history and culture. Worth the $5 to not only see several collections, but support a worthy organization at the same time.

Thank DDugong
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Museum is a great place to learn about the history of the area. There is an exceptional area dedicated to the native peoples. The docent was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. A great way to spend an hour or so. Admission was only...More

Thank gjsamson
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great historical information of the area and a nice little gift shop with native crafts and books about Alaska. Displays include local artifacts and photography and knowledgable staff on hand to answer questions.

Thank Marjineurope
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