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Carrie M. McClain Memorial Museum

  • 223 Front St. Map It
  • Nome

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

In the same building as Nome's library, the quaint Carrie M. McClain Memorial Museum showcases the history of the Nome gold rush, from the "Lucky Swedes'" discovery in 1898 to Wyatt Earp's arrival in 1899 and the stampede of thousands of people into Nome in 1900. The museum also has exhibits about the Bering Strait Inupiaq Eskimos, plus displays on the Nome Kennel Club and its All-Alaska Sweepstakes. However, the highlight of the museum is the historical photo collection: thousands of pictures from the early days make it a perfect place to lose yourself on a rainy day.

Sight Information


223 Front St., Nome, Alaska, 99762, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • June–early Sept., daily 10–5:30; early Sept.–May, Tues.–Fri. 1–5

Published 10/26/2015


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