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The Baranov Museum

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Interesting history and information

The museum has some very nice displays and information, but also has files of Kodiak history with... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Beezzz7
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Massies Mill, Virginia
missed opportunity

We were only in Kodiak for a limited time, so we missed the opportunity to see this museum. From... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
sharonwilkins
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Hosed in an old home near the water this was a nice gem of local history and friendly staff. Lots of good info about what life was like in Old Kodiak.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

The museum has some very nice displays and information, but also has files of Kodiak history with telling pictures of past earthquakes and tsunamis. Gives you a feel for the island's past.

Thank Beezzz7
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This museum has some interesting artifacts. It's a worthwhile few hours to walk around the Kodiak 'museum district' and see this site along with the Alutiiq Museum, Orthodox church, and visitors' center. Between the three they add up to a respectable museum experience.

Thank Ryan Z
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very cool artifacts from the native era, the Russian era and the American era. I was surprised at the quality of this little place. Definitely worth the stop if you like history and culture.

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

We were only in Kodiak for a limited time, so we missed the opportunity to see this museum. From the pics and reviews we missed some interesting displays and information.

Thank sharonwilkins
Reviewed 16 May 2016

This was a small museum with several rooms of the house open for viewing. What made the visit special was one of the docents talking about her experiences of the great Alaska earthquake of 1964 along with the history of the house.

Thank arvidpcfl
Reviewed 9 October 2015

An excellent place to get local history on the Alutiq culture as well as some of the Russian influence on Kodiak. Even the building is historic. A very nice morning or afternoon outing. Take a look at this site as at least a short visit...More

Thank jim128
Reviewed 18 September 2015

The earliest Russian building on Kodiak, made out of spruce logs and protected by later redwood siding, this little building gives a taste of early Kodiak, and pictures of the 1964 9.2 earthquake. Thankfully, the tsunami didn't reach here. We bought a lovely little imported...More

Thank Budd S
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Although it's a house it was also a warehouse and the oldest standing building on Kodiak island. Tells of the Russian portion of Kodiak and Alaskan history. The grounds are lovely with many locals using it as a park or picnics. Great views of downtown...More

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 6 September 2015

A small museum in one of the Kodiak homesteaders' homes, and includes Alutiiq, Russian and early American artifacts. The 1800s sealskin canoe is well-preserved and the two rooms showing a kitchen and sitting room were the only history we had seen on our Alaskan trip,...More

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