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Juneau-Douglas City Museum

A visit to The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will introduce you to the rich and diverse community of the greater Juneau-Douglas area through guided walking tours and exhibits focusing on local history, art and culture. Open year round, we offer permanent exhibits on fishing (including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap), mining, skiing, Southeast Alaska Native history and lifestyles, politics and statehood. We also offer a variety of temporary exhibits throughout the year including shows by local artists and topical exhibits on local history and culture. Guided downtown Juneau walking tours are available June-September and can be booked by calling the City Museum at (907) 586-3572. 

FREE Capitol Building Tours Through 9/30/21 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 1:30pm and 3:00pm.

Guided Historic Downtown Juneau Walking Tours Through 9/12/21

  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00am-11:30am. 
  • Tours may be arranged on a Wednesday or Thursday with a 7 day advanced notice. 
  • $30.00+tax ages 13 and older (12 and younger FREE). Price includes admission to the City Museum, 20% off select items in the Museum Store and teatime at the Capital Inn.
  • Tours start at the City Museum and end with tea & cookies at the Capital Inn.
  • To book a tour, confirm dates of tours, or for general information, call the City Museum at (907) 586-3572.  

 Hours: May-September 

  • Monday: 2-6pm
  • Tuesday-Friday 9am-6pm
  • Saturday-Sunday, 10am-4:30pm

Hours: October-April

  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
  • Closed Sunday & Monday

Admission (May-September 2021) 

  • $6.00 General Admission
  • $5.00 Seniors (65 and older)
  • FREE ages 12 and younger

Museum Store

The City Museum store features items by local artists, books and trail guides by local authors, jewelry, Capitol souvenirs, postcards, and more.

Permanent Exhibit Highlights:

Hands On Mining Put on your hard hat and come explore Juneau's mining history and mining practices in our interactive Museum environment. Our hands-on mining gallery includes a variety of interactive exhibits including:

  • Local rocks, minerals and ore.
  • Illustrated books on local geology, mining history and the history of Tlingit use of rocks.
  • An interactive cross-section of the Treadwell Mine cave-in of 1917.
  • A working stamp mill replica and mill ball display.
  • An interactive hydropower exhibit related to the Salmon Creek Dam.

In addition to the interactives, our hands-on mining room includes an Assay Lab Exhibit, a Hard Rock Mining Exhibit, a cross section of a hard rock mine, and digital historic mining photos. Children will enjoy trying on clothing, miner’s tags and hard hats while communicating through a mine phone.

Wood and Waterways, A look at Tlingit Canoes: This permanent exhibit invites visitors to learn about the construction, use, and maintenance of Tlingit canoes and paddles from pre-history to today. This interactive exhibit allows visitors to learn the steps involved in making a canoe and about types of paddles. A video from a 2014 canoe journey allows visitors to see a contemporary canoe being made and used for travel between Haines and Juneau.

Life on the Water: With no land roads connecting Juneau to other communities, this permanent exhibit celebrates Juneau’s unique maritime lifestyle. Flip-up portholes provide information about Tlingit Canoes, Early Exploration, Steamships, the three USS Juneau naval ships, Freight, Ferries, and Modern Cruise Ships. A “Shipwrecks of Northern Southeast Alaska” map is accompanied by information of seven steamship wrecks which occurred within the boundaries of the City and Borough of Juneau.

Juneau Businesses Exhibit: This exhibit offers a glimpse into the commercial history of Juneau through objects, including an “I Spy” interactive.

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  • Time to Juneau International Airport: 13
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  • Days of Operation: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Hours of Operation: 10AM - 4PM
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155 S Seward St, Juneau, AK 99801