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Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center

11 Main Street, PO B, Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2366
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Fantastic Museum for a Town as Small as Haines

My wife and I visited this little museum while we were touring Haines, AK. We have some personal... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Something to do when it is raining

This is a small museum, but it has some interesting items. Enjoyed learning about the history of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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This educational institution of the Haines Borough collects, preserves and interprets the history, art and unique blending of diverse cultures within the Chilkat Valley.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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11 Main Street, PO B, Haines, AK 99827
+1 907-766-2366
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited this little museum while we were touring Haines, AK. We have some personal experience with a small-town museum, so we have something to compare the Sheldon Museum to. As you would expect, there are artifacts from the indigenous people, and...More

Thank psychprofessor
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a small museum, but it has some interesting items. Enjoyed learning about the history of Haines and seeing the artifacts. Also enjoyed talking to a volunteer there. He was very helpful and informative. Doesn't take much time to walk through, but worth the...More

Thank ARB1615
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant surprise awaits you at the Sheldon Culture Center and Natural History Museum. Nice displays and discussions of First Nations groups and history of the area. Some spectacular objects on displays and nice maps depicting the local history.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed two nights in Haines and the day I arrived it was pouring rain. Even though I have already visited several museums in Alaska I decided to go in to the local Sheldon Museum to look and to get out of the rain....More

Thank Ann1943
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed browsing at my leisure through the exhibits and reading the history . The weavings were of particular interest to me. The depth of the stories were of interest.

Thank thecattoy13
Reviewed 16 August 2017

What a great little museum! Visited a few weeks ago. Only a few dollars to get in and a great selection of the local native art. So stunning photographs from the early gold rush days and some amazing woven art and blankets. Rich history of...More

Thank StefanOlouve
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This friendly little museum doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles and there are some quirky things in its eclectic collection but this was an unexpected highlight of my brief time in Haines in large part because of the very welcoming woman at the...More

Thank kleic
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum with exhibits about the native population including early weavings, basketry, tools, culture as well as history of white settlement in Haines and the surrounding territories. Very very informative and a great little museum store with native carvings, jewelry, fiber art...More

Thank feltsoul
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This place is really cool. It is one of the 3 you can visit on the pass. Anything you would want to know about local history. Also saw that my local hero John Schabel was a charter member of a group to help save Eagles....More

Thank jhrvn1970
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a small museum filled with the collection started by an enthusiastic collecting couple, so there are some eclectic things in here, but it generally focused on the culture and art of both the native culture and the early European settlers. There are many...More

Thank Pam W
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