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Prince William Sound Museum

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Tons of history crammed into a tiny museum

We stopped in the museum while waiting for our tour. It's inside of a laundromat and is incredibly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JenG1234
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Waterford, Michigan
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Stopped in while waiting for the boat tour. Small museum with some interesting information about... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
jtd4t
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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100 Whittier Street, Whittier, AK 99693
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in the museum while waiting for our tour. It's inside of a laundromat and is incredibly tiny. It's a $5 donation admittance done on the honor system. While it may be small it is crammed full of history and interesting history at that....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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ted s, executive director at Prince William Sound Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jen~ Thank you so much for your visit and kind review. One issue is that the museum is "inside of a laundromat". There is a laundromat in the area but its in the building next door. The current museum is located in the Anchor...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in while waiting for the boat tour. Small museum with some interesting information about the history of Alaska. Nothing spectacular but worth a quick visit if you have time to kill and enjoy history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

lots of history to read about, lots of neat stuff collected as well; so much rich history here, must see

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed September 19, 2018

We arrived in Whittier early for our day cruise, and were so grateful for this museum. Whittier is a SUPER small town, so not sure what we would have done with our 2 hours had we not had this option. It was a really lovely...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Leslie H
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Small, but very intense museum with lots of historic artifacts about life in Alaska and Whittier, sea life, frontier life, clothes and homes and lots more. Lots to learn here. $5 per person pay on honor system.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Most people come to Whittier for a boat tour or fishing and never really see anything beyond the docks. I highly recommend taking a bit of extra time and visiting the museum. It is a wealth of information on the town's history including the devastating...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lisa H
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Prince William Sound Museum was very cute and small. The museum was basically two aisles and a small room behind them but it was very educational. The museum tells you all about the history of Whittier and Prince William Sound with many pictures and displays...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 4, 2018

Nice layout of various Alaskan history. From the tunnel being built. WW II stuff, and some current history Keep up by someone in the Whittier government Begich Towers has some more on the first floor.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

This is a great little museum. It has area history and a lot of WWII displays. For a small town, it had a lot of information and displays.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike K
Reviewed June 18, 2018

This museum is a real find the exhibits and unbelievable and chock full of artifacts from Alaska and from the military influences to Whittier and the state as a whole.Grea exhibits illustrated with photographs and historic relics. Located in the town's only grocery store just...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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ted s, Executive Director at Prince William Sound Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2018

Many thanks for the kind review. The secret to enjoying the PWS Museum program is having the time to read the the stories within the exhibits.

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