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The Valdez Museum and Historical Archive

217 Egan Dr, P. O. Box 8, Valdez, AK 99686-0008
+1 907-835-2764
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Delightful for Young and Old

This excellent museum has displays and something for all ages. They actually seem to make sure... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jbwhitehouse
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Dallas, Texas
Genuine people, excellent nutshell of a museum

My advice is to take the free tour of the Old Town of Valdez before viewing the museum for it will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike5466
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Canada
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The Valdez Museum preserves and presents the heritage and culture of Valdez, the Copper River Basin, and Prince William Sound.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gold rush” (14 reviews)
“oil spill” (42 reviews)
“local history” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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217 Egan Dr, P. O. Box 8, Valdez, AK 99686-0008
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+1 907-835-2764
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This excellent museum has displays and something for all ages. They actually seem to make sure children are engaged. Plenty for adults to see about Valdez, the Good Friday earthquake, the gold rush, the Exxon Valdez. Very worthwhile for all. Reciprocal admission with NARM membership.

Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My advice is to take the free tour of the Old Town of Valdez before viewing the museum for it will give you a much better understanding of everything you will see at the museum (which has two locations by the way). Very well organized,...More

Thank Mike5466
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent several hours here. It is full of information about the Gold Rush and the local history. Well laid out, lots of displays. We really enjoyed ourselves, would recommend to anyone!!

Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum may be small, but do not let that fool you - there is plenty to see and learn while visiting. The complex is actually two museums - not next to one another but close enough to see both in a short amount of...More

Thank Noel L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in 2 parts. The main museum has exhibits and artifacts back to the original gold mining days. They have items from the Good Friday 1964 Earthquake and the story of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill. The second part is a separate building...More

Thank Eric B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopping in at the Valdez museum while we waited for time to check in to our hotel, we we're treated to some very interesting local history. The exhibits- the history of the town, the 1964 Earthquake, and the Valdez spill were all riveting. Kids were...More

Thank Braveheartww57
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been in many small town museums during our years on the road. This is hands down one of the best. It tells the interesting story of Valdez with video, touch and many artifacts. This is a great way to spend a morning or...More

Thank Robert C
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Great museum. Hands on and accessible to all ages. Even our 5yo enjoyed the video on the history of the town.

Thank travellovers82
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

This museum is very well done and so interesting. Lots of info on the earthquake and moving the town of Valdez, also on the pipeline, and the oil spill. Very informative.

Thank Judy e
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

This is a medium size museum split between locations near by. should see both. Price very reasonable and museum is very professional.

Thank Gary S
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