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Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Juneau

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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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  • I really liked J-D City Museum. It was informational and not overwhelming. I spent about 90 minutes there and I feel like I was able to visit all the exhibits and spend extra time at the ones that...  more »
  • Interesting Museum on the history of Juneau. It is very small but worth taking the time to visit since its a short walk from the cruise ships. Great video and interesting artefacts on display.  more »
  • Only one person to take admission fee and pay for souvenirs. It's well laid out. It follows the history of Juneau especially Its mining history. Easy walking distance to Governor's mansion and...  more »
  • A fairly decent museum with nice displays although small it was informative about Juno's history. Parking at the Museum is a problem like most of Juneau, but if you like museums with local history this is worth going to.
  • Small museum. Friendly staff. They know Juneau's history. They will tell you every single detail about it. Loved the experience
  • Cute small museum way up on the hill. Not a Nessesary attraction but cute and fun.
  • Perfectly lovely historical museum of the city. Plenty to read, a couple things to touch, fantastic local souvenirs to purchase.
  • Thank you for such a wonderful experience with my little. I love the true history shared and preserved :)

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