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Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-586-3572
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Small but interesting

This is a small museum highlighting the history of Juneau and Douglas. It is an eclectic selection... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joan G
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Richland, Washington
Informative Little Museum

This little museum is filled with interesting artifacts and the staff is very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
beachbird123
,
Salt Lake, Utah
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801
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+1 907-586-3572
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Joan G
JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 13 September 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

Thank beachbird123
JDCMStaff, Public Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 9 September 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

Thank psychprofessor
JuneauCityMuseum, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 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.

Reviewed 2 September 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.

Thank Alayzia
Reviewed 29 August 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.

Thank Utah-Indy
Reviewed 15 August 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.

Thank Richard H
JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 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.

Reviewed 1 August 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

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

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

Reviewed 11 July 2017

not a must see but it does give the true Juneau flavor and we enjoyed our one hour visit. Nice movie gives a great backdrop to Juneau and the area

Thank Tom T
JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We pride ourselves on our focus on local Juneau history and many of our front desk volunteers are long-time local residents.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful and interesting museums I've visited in the USA. So much information found not only related to early Alaskan tribes and settlers and statehood, but the impact of World War II, industry and politics. Absolutely lovely building and thoughtful displays. Don't...More

Thank MamieKim
JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We do our best to make the most of the exhibit space in our historic building, and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Small museum. With some somewhat interesting displays. However the video on the history of Juneau was very useful and eductationsal

Thank doss777
JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We do our best to make the most of the exhibit space in our historic building, and we are glad that you enjoyed our video on Juneau's history.

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