Juneau, the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska Sights

Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center

  • 11 Main St. Map It
  • Haines

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In the 1880s, Steve Sheldon began assembling Native artifacts, items from historic Ft. Seward, and gold-rush memorabilia, such as Jack Dalton's sawed-off shotgun, and started an exhibit of his finds in 1925. Today his collection is the core of this museum's impressive array of artifacts, including Chilkat blankets, a model of a Tlingit tribal house, and the original lens from the Eldred Rock lighthouse just south of Haines on the Lynn Canal. Repatriated Bear Clan items such as an 18th-century carved ceremonial Murrelet hat are also on display.

Sight Information


11 Main St., Haines, Alaska, 99827, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Mid-May–mid-Sept., Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri. 10–5, Wed. 9–5, Sat. 1–4; mid-Sept.–mid-May, Mon.–Sat. 1–4


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