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Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801-1758
+1 907-586-3572
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Bravo, Lacey Davis, Front Desk Greeter!

A very pretty small museum that clearly explains the history of Juneau! A particular highlight was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Interesting small museum ideal to get the history of Juneau

We love museums! This is a small, well laid out museum that tells the history of Juneau in a visual... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Anthony D
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Open to the public year round. Summer (May-September) hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4:30pm. Winter hours (October-April) are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum features exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap, a topographical map of Juneau, a hands-on drilling and mining room, exhibits looking in depth at Alaska's capital city, displays of art by local artists and the 26-minute video, "Juneau: City Built on Gold". In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter including classes and workshops, lectures, educational tours and is open late every first Friday of the month. With its award-winning online archive "Digital Bob", "Historic Sites & Structures ", and access to the entire collection via their website, the Museum is a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum Shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. May through September the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Located in the heart of Juneau's historic downtown district, the Museum is easily accessible by foot. The City Museum is located 2 blocks from the 4th Street stop on the FREE City Bus downtown loop, which originates near the City Dock by the parking garage and Public Library.
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114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801-1758
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pretty small museum that clearly explains the history of Juneau! A particular highlight was talking to---and learning from---Ms. Lacey Davis, a lovely young woman working at the front desk. Ms. Davis, who, appropriately, is majoring in Communications, was a joy to talk to...More

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Museum S, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We strive for excellent customer service and take pride in what our small museum has to offer. We will pass this on to Lacey!

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Reviewed December 18, 2017

We love museums! This is a small, well laid out museum that tells the history of Juneau in a visual way. Interesting exhibits that should appeal to all history buffs. Twenty minute film of the development of the city.

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JuneauCityMuseum, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2017

Thank you for visiting the City Museum. We work to represent Juneau as the Capital city and present its vibrant community art and history. We are so happy you could stop by and visit us.

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

Watch the small film reel about the history when you enter, and then enjoy seeing how people lived in a different time. The staff were very pleasant and helpful, and we appreciated the care and time gone into presenting the exhibits. A very nice way...More

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Museum S, Public Relations Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our short history film and exhibits. Our volunteers and staff enjoy presenting Juneau history from a local perspective to our visitors.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

This is a small museum highlighting the history of Juneau and Douglas. It is an eclectic selection of exhibits that contain something for everyone. While I enjoyed the section on the wreck of the Princess Sofia, my husband perused the matchbook collection.

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JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you for your review! We try hard to present many facets of Juneau history and are glad that you both found exhibits to suit your interests.

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

This little museum is filled with interesting artifacts and the staff is very friendly and informative. It offers a real human side to the history of Juneau and Alaska

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JDCMStaff, Public Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Thanks for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our museum. Our volunteers and staff work hard to present Juneau history from a local perspective.

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

After looking at other reviews, I began to wonder why my wife and I had such a negative experience at this museum. There was a short film, which we dozed through. Other than that, we came away with the idea that the collection of artifacts...More

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JuneauCityMuseum, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2017

We are sorry that the Museum did not provide you with a positive impression of Juneau as the Capital city. We work on providing community history to the best of our ability. We hope that you enjoyed other aspects of your trip.

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Reviewed September 2, 2017 via mobile

Great museum especially for a rainy day. Walking distance from cruise ship. Plan on spending at least 2 hours. They also offer docent lead tours for no additional charge.

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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

One story museum displays. Interesting history. Admission is approximately $6.00. Worth a visit. Right next door to the Capitol building. Decent displays. 25 minute movie plays on the hour.

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Reviewed August 15, 2017

This is an easy walk from the cruise docks and although small - has an excellent collection with good explanations. Make sure to watch the movie that shows about every hour.

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JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Thanks so much for the review! We work hard to fill our small space with engaging exhibits, and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed August 1, 2017

I always find that having older locals tell the story of their past, more interesting and authentic. They obviously have pride in living in Juneau. The exhibits are wonderful and full of history. I was part of our CCC group- Canadian Cruisin' Cachers, geocaching off...More

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JDCMStaff, Public Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Thank you for your review! We pride ourselves on our many local volunteers, who love to share Juneau's history with our visitors.

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