Museums, Arts, & History
No visit to Alaska would be complete without a dive into our rich history and culture, from Alaska Native culture to gold rush days to the thriving scene of present-day Alaskan artists. Museums, historic tours, cultural tours, and art workshops give you up-close experiences of Alaska’s arts and culture — both past and present.
Visit some of our more than 60 museums and cultural centers to learn about Alaska’s geography and natural history, Alaska Native culture, Russian occupation, gold booms — and busts — and Alaska statehood, as told in art and artifacts. Plus, you’ll find "only in Alaska" exhibits ranging from quirky to thought-provoking. Who knew there was a museum dedicated to the history of the hammer or a 36,000-year-old steppe bison turned blue by minerals as it mummified! Historic tours allow you to step back in time with a knowledgeable guide to learn about the state’s fascinating and colorful history.
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One of Alaska’s most-visited cultural attractions, the Anchorage Museum tells the real story of the North - a story that weaves together social...
Located in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) building, the Alaska State Museum is a great way to experience the history, art, and culture of...
Purchased by the State of Alaska in 1985, the Sheldon Jackson Museum was founded in 1888 to house an exceptional collection of Alaska Native...
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