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Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Juneau

Categories: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is located at the corner of 4th and Main, opposite the Alaska State Capitol in Juneau, Alaska. It occupies a building which was built in 1950-51 to house the Juneau Memorial Library. It is a two-story Classical Revival structure built out of concrete with red marble trim elements. A gable-roofed projecting section at the center of the long wall provides the main entrance, which is recessed in an opening the full height to the pediment. This projecting section is flanked by banks of five metal-framed awning windows. The northeast facade has a gable pediment similar to that of the entry projection, below which is a large rectangular window, behind which a stained glass decoration has been installed. The building served the city as its library until the 1980s, at which time it was repurposed to house the city museum.The museum's exhibits include gold mining, hydropower, skiing, outdoor recreation, fishing, politics and city history.The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.
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  • After finding the Capitol building under wraps we continued further and discovered the Museum. It is small but interesting and the staff are friendly and helpful! 
  • We stumbled into the museum. It was a typical raining day in Juneau although the tour guide was more then happy to still take us on the tour of Juneau. The guide was called Anne. She had a wonderful k...  read more »
  • This is a small museum but has very interesting local history, local info and film. The lady on the desk was very helpful. Thankfully there was somewhere to put our rain gear as it absolutely poured w...  read more »
  • If you have an opportunity to take the walking tour on Wednesday at 1:00, don't miss it. Our guide Joel was very knowledgeable about the city's history regarding mining, fishing, timbering, architecture, politics, and citizens, including one notable Robert Straud. On top of all that, Joel told his stories with much humor and enthusiasm. He's a real character. After the walk, we met our tea and cookie host at her B&B, who was also wonderful. It was the best guided tour we ever experienced, and was a top five highlight on our Alaskan trip.
  • Enjoyed learning more about history specific to Juneau and Douglas in this cozy museum. Was disappointed that the walking tour was cancelled, but they gave us a full refund.
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