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Seward Community Library & Museum

239 6th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
+1 907-224-4082
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interesting history of the town and especially details of the earthquake which devastated the town... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Wonderful videos re: 1964 earthquake and tsunami

My husband and I recently visited the museum in Seward, Alaska. We found the displays to be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David G
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The Seward Community Library & Museum is a department of the City of Seward. As a non-profit department, we strive to meet the information needs of local residents and visitors as a unique public library, local history museum and community center, with free WiFi, public access computers, a Community Room and a smaller Meeting Room and many spaces for people to meet, play and learn. We have free WiFi and public access computers. All are welcome! Winter Hours: Mid-September to Mid-May Closed Sundays Library Mon, 11am-6pm Tues-Thurs, 11am-8pm Fri-Sat, 11am-6pm Museum Fri-Sat, 12pm-5pm Free winter admission Summer Hours: Mid-May to Mid-September Library Opens at 10am, all else same as winter Museum Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm Sunday, 1pm-5pm (depends on volunteer availability) $4 admission for ages 13+ Summer Movie Program Iditarod National Historic Trail: A History 24 minutes Mon-Sat, 2pm $2 Suggested Donation Lost photo IDs, keys, cell phones, computers and devices will be turned into the Seward Police Dispatch after closing.
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239 6th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
+1 907-224-4082
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Reviewed 6 days ago

interesting history of the town and especially details of the earthquake which devastated the town. movie at the library is not about the earth quake, it is about the dog sledding. enjoyed that as well.

Thank tdotdotdo
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently visited the museum in Seward, Alaska. We found the displays to be interesting and nicely done. The highlight, though was watching the multiple, short videos made by the survivors of the 1964 earthquake and tsunami. Since they were told from...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Most amazing happened to me here. Went in looking for info during the time we lived here. The staff knew my daddy's name when I mentioned it and found info about him in a history book. Gave me a copy of the article. I later...More

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First Visit: watched a video about the history of the Iditarod Dog Race, which was followed with a local historian adding more detail from his personal research. Highly recommend for anyone interested in this dog race. Second Visit: Came back because of the beautiful building...More

Thank Bear_over_mountain
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The building that the Seward Library and Museum are located in is a pretty cool building with colorful, reflective metal on the outside. The library is on the floor above the museum. There is a small fee ($4 or $5 per adult) to enter the...More

1  Thank Vermonters210
Reviewed 25 June 2017

If you like architecture, don't miss this new structure clad in tiles that change color in the light. Inside, the museum has well-designed displays of local history and Alaska pioneering, railroading, gold rush and fishing. They are gearing up for 2018 events celebrating the 100th...More

Thank JCT738
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Great little museum for a small remote town. Nice history of the town, of Alaska, of the Iditarad. Quick little side trip of local history. When we went by they also had a speaker presentation about the history of the Ididarad Trail. Stop by when...More

Thank Jewell27
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Very interesting information about the early days of Seward and I particularly enjoyed the video clips about the 1964 earthquake. Only costs $4 per person.

Thank Wateree101
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Located in the public library building a nice diversion, lots of gread displays. Mostly local history, which is what you would expect. A nice diversion on a cold day.

Thank Lou S
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This little museum id a great place to visit on a rainy morning. They open at 10 am (Summer hours). It has nice displays on the early days of Seward, but the most interesting was the video display about first hand accounts of the big...More

2  Thank Cindy M
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16 June 2016|
Response from VtaTraveler | Reviewed this property |
It's a 1/10 of a mile walk from the Edgewater to the museum. My map program says 2 minutes. I don't know if you can prepay for the museum, but can't imagine why you'd want to.