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Valdez Museum

Valdez Museum Review

The Valdez Museum explores the lives, livelihoods, and events significant to Valdez and surrounding regions. Exhibits include a restored 1880s Gleason & Baily hand-pump fire engine, a 1907 Ahrens steam fire engine, a 19th-century saloon, information on the local native peoples, and a recently-updated exhibit on the 1989 oil spill. Every summer the museum hosts an exhibit of quilts and fiber arts made by local and regional artisans.

Historical Old Town Valdez. At a separate site, a 35- by 40-foot model of Historical Old Town Valdez depicts the original town, which was devastated by the 1964 earthquake. There's also an operating seismograph and an exhibit on local seismic activity. A Valdez History Exhibits Pass includes admission to both the museum and the annex. 436 S. Hazlet Ave., 99680. www.valdezmuseum.org.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 217 Egan Dr., Valdez, AK 99680 | Map It
  • Phone: 907/835–2764
  • Cost: $7
  • Hours: Oct.–Apr., Tue.–Sun, noon–5; May–Sept., daily 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Valdez
Updated: 06-12-2013

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