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The Baranov Museum

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Nice museum in a historical structure.

It had been a few years since my last visit to Kodiak so I took a look inside the Baranov Museum... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Oldest Russian structure in US

This is a stone's throw from the Ferry dock, the refuge welcome center and the Alutiiq museum, and... read more

Reviewed June 5, 2018
Embudo, New Mexico
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101 Marine Way, Kodiak Island, AK 99615
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

This beautiful building was the 'magazin' (storehouse / supply depot) from way back in the days when Kodiak was called Petronov (I think). Mr Erskine ran the magazin & was killed by a crazed man who'd drifted into town. His ghost still haunts the back...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

It had been a few years since my last visit to Kodiak so I took a look inside the Baranov Museum again. Nice place, interesting displays. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Kodiak to get a sense of the history and culture of this area.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank bcs488
Reviewed June 24, 2018

If your time in Kodiak allows, and if you are remotely interested in the history of this island, then definitely make time to visit this cute little museum which is located right opposite the visitor centre near the ferry dock. The museum occupies what is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Arguably Kodiak’s most important museum. Gobs of archived photos and stories of Kodiak. Native artifacts, tsunami stories and photos, and life on old Kodiak for you to see.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AGKJason
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This is a stone's throw from the Ferry dock, the refuge welcome center and the Alutiiq museum, and St. Herman's chapel. The significance is that it is the oldest Russian building in the US, over 250 years old. It is full of artifacts and interesting...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cdfrosty
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This museum tracks the history of this building and of mostly one family at the center of the development of the 19-20c Kodiak economy. There are lots of physical artifacts but the museum has also collected oral histories from older residents. A great way to...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Follync
Reviewed April 25, 2018

The museum has lots of artifacts and more from the Russian colonial period to the American era. Great place to visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CarolK09
Reviewed April 4, 2018

I agree with earlier comments that I was hoping to see more info on the Russian influence in Kodiak and Alaska, but its mainly focused on one family that lived there in the 20th century. Nicely put together though, but I wouldn't recommend it.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jasminagoestraveling
Reviewed November 20, 2017

We enjoyed popping in to this small museum and the village that it is located in. Kodak is a special place that is like a very northern Hawaii.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank chh19
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Was expecting to see more of the Russian influence showcased in this museum. More focus was on the families that lived here after the Russians left. Very disappointed and it is very small.

Date of experience: September 2017
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