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The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive

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Address: 217 Egan Dr, P. O. Box 8, Valdez, AK 99686-0008
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+1 907-835-2764
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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The Valdez Museum preserves and presents the heritage and culture of...

The Valdez Museum preserves and presents the heritage and culture of Valdez, the Copper River Basin, and Prince William Sound.

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A first-class local museum

This museum was outstanding and reflected life in this small community in its early days. The Good Friday earthquake of 1964 and the devastation was explained in detail. This was... read more

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum was outstanding and reflected life in this small community in its early days. The Good Friday earthquake of 1964 and the devastation was explained in detail. This was then followed by the Exon Valdez disaster. It was hard to realise how much suffering these people endured but inspiring to learn about their fortitude

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Anchor Point, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Enjoy finding out about the history of the area and learn about the people who settled there and the events that shaped Valdez. I keep going back to this museum because there is so much more to learn. I especially like the information on early aviation.

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Gakona
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I rank this museum among the top 10 in Alaska. Well done and maintained in excellent condition. A must see if you are planning a trip to Valdez!

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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 930 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

My wife and I enjoyed our morning visit to the museum during our two night stay at the Mountain Sky Hotel, Valdez as part of our escorted ‘Natural Wonders of Alaska’ tour with Titan Travel. This museum and archive occupies two sites in Valdez - the Valdez Museum on Egan and the Valdez Museum on Hazelet. We only had time... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

There is an extensive collection of items arranged in settings: a cabin, a bar, a post office, etc. The three big items in the history of Valdez are the Gold Rush (and the trek over Valdez Glacier), the 1964 earthquake that pretty much wiped out old town Valdez (they moved the town to a safer place), and the Exon oil... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

In such a small town an excellent informative museum in particular about the oil development. Staff very polite and helpful. Well worth a visit.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

An excellent place to spend some time. Very informative especially the section about the oil industry

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This museum is really done well. They have an extensive collection of items from the history of the city. I especially enjoyed the coverage of the earthquake and the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This museum provided a great deal of information about the history of the area and factors influencing its formation. The person working at the museum was knowledgeable and eager to help answer questions.

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Battle Ground, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This exhibit really brings it all together to explain the destruction an recovery from the earthquake. It also has good displays of the community's history and informative information on the Exxon Valdez oil spill. Second museum location also is worth a visit.

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