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.
Plan Your Trip
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...
Alaska: AKA Your Next Adventure
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