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Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801
+1 907-586-3572
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Small museum with interesting collection

This is an easy walk from the cruise docks and although small - has an excellent collection with... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richard H
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San Juan, PR
great local history and more!

I always find that having older locals tell the story of their past, more interesting and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
garywing
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Surrey, Canada
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Open to the public year round. Summer (May-September) hours are Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-4:30pm. Winter hours (October-April) are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum features exhibits relating to local history, art and culture including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap, a topographical map of Juneau, a hands-on drilling and mining room, exhibits looking in depth at Alaska's capital city, displays of art by local artists and the 26-minute video, "Juneau: City Built on Gold". In addition to its exhibits, the City Museum offers community programming throughout the fall and winter including classes and workshops, lectures, educational tours and is open late every first Friday of the month. With its award-winning online archive "Digital Bob", "Historic Sites & Structures ", and access to the entire collection via their website, the Museum is a resource for local history research and historic preservation. The Museum Shop features local arts and crafts, books by local writers, trail guides and old fashioned toys. May through September the Museum offers historic downtown walking tours at 1:30 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Located in the heart of Juneau's historic downtown district, the Museum is easily accessible by foot. The City Museum is located 2 blocks from the 4th Street stop on the FREE City Bus downtown loop, which originates near the City Dock by the parking garage and Public Library.
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114 W 4th St, Juneau, AK 99801
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is an easy walk from the cruise docks and although small - has an excellent collection with good explanations. Make sure to watch the movie that shows about every hour.

Thank Richard H
JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the review! We work hard to fill our small space with engaging exhibits, and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always find that having older locals tell the story of their past, more interesting and authentic. They obviously have pride in living in Juneau. The exhibits are wonderful and full of history. I was part of our CCC group- Canadian Cruisin' Cachers, geocaching off...More

Thank garywing
JDCMStaff, Public Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We pride ourselves on our many local volunteers, who love to share Juneau's history with our visitors.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

not a must see but it does give the true Juneau flavor and we enjoyed our one hour visit. Nice movie gives a great backdrop to Juneau and the area

Thank Tom T
JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We pride ourselves on our focus on local Juneau history and many of our front desk volunteers are long-time local residents.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful and interesting museums I've visited in the USA. So much information found not only related to early Alaskan tribes and settlers and statehood, but the impact of World War II, industry and politics. Absolutely lovely building and thoughtful displays. Don't...More

Thank MamieKim
JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We do our best to make the most of the exhibit space in our historic building, and we are glad that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Small museum. With some somewhat interesting displays. However the video on the history of Juneau was very useful and eductationsal

Thank doss777
JDCMStaff, Programs Coordinator at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your review! We do our best to make the most of the exhibit space in our historic building, and we are glad that you enjoyed our video on Juneau's history.

Reviewed 4 May 2017

Lovely small museum with very interesting displays of the mining, fishing, life of Douglas and Juneau. Very children friendly too. A maquette of the mountains around Juneau done by high school students is amazing. Don't miss the comic strips in the bathrooms!

Thank Ana34043
JuneauCityMuseum, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your visit, we have been upgrading our fishing exhibit and will soon have life size fish with fun fish facts by the fish trap and fishing exhibit. We hope you can come back and visit soon.

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

This little museum is filled with history. Located in the heart of downtown Juneau it is easily accessible.

Thank Luvey23
JuneauCityMuseum, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thank you! We have been working hard at enhancing and expanding exhibit offerings for locals and visitors alike. We are thankful that you took the time to visit our historic building and city museum.

Reviewed 8 November 2016

There was torrential rain on the day we visited Juneau so decided to visit this museum. Although quite small it was very informative and the exhibits were well set out. What made the visit for us was the lady on the desk who was so...More

Thank gil1956
JDCMStaff, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2016

I am glad that you had such a good experience. Juneau-Douglas City Museum prides itself on having many wonderful local volunteers, who lend a personal touch to Juneau's history.

Reviewed 2 October 2016

After finding the Capitol building under wraps we continued further and discovered the Museum. It is small but interesting and the staff are friendly and helpful!More

Thank casswife
JuneauCityMuseum, Manager at Juneau-Douglas City Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Although we are sad that you weren't able to visit the Capitol with all the facade construction going on this season, we are grateful that you were able to stop by our museum. Our building was built as a public library in 1951 when the...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stumbled into the museum. It was a typical raining day in Juneau although the tour guide was more then happy to still take us on the tour of Juneau. The guide was called Anne. She had a wonderful knowledge of Juneau and could tell...More

Thank MattMonty88
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