Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Each new summer season, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will introduce you to the rich and diverse community of the greater Juneau-Douglas area through exhibits focusing on its history, art and culture. We offer permanent exhibits on Alaska Native history and lifestyles; Juneau’s Changing Shoreline; fishing (including a 500-700 year old basketry-style fish trap); Politics, Personalities, and Power; and a hands-on mining room. We also show a 26-minute video on Juneau history, Juneau: City Built on Gold.
From May to September, we offer Historic Downtown Walking Tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:30pm. Join an enthusiastic local guide on a walk around Juneau's original town site and learn about some of the people and events that shaped our city. Tours last about 1 ½ hours and include Museum admission, 20% off in Museum shop, and teatime at Alaska’s Capital Inn.
During Summer 2017, the Museum also has the following special exhibits:
- Stories, Stuff, and Sticky Notes: Collection Objects & Community Stories: View objects selected from our Permanent Collection by eleven Juneau community members, and read the stories and poems that these objects inspired.
- Juneau Businesses Exhibit: This new permanent exhibit offers a glimpse into the commercial history of Juneau through objects, including an “I Spy” interactive.
- It’ji Shaanáx: The Glowing Valley: It’ji Shaanáx is the Tlingit name for Perseverance Valley, located at the base of Mount Juneau. This exhibit looks at Mount Juneau through art and recreational objects.
- John Hyde Photographs: John Hyde is a long-time Juneau resident and professional photographer who has spent his career working exclusively in the Tongass National Forest and Juneau.
- Art by Fumi Matusumoto: Fumi Matusmoto is a local Japanese-American artist whose mixed media works reflect the experiences and themes of her Japanese ancestry, growing up as an Asian American, her family’s history during World War II, and also her passion for wildlife.
Our Museum Gift Shop features unique items by local artists, books and trail guides by local authors, vintage toys and ephemera, prints, jewelry, notecards and Museum totes and t-shirts.
- May - September: Weekdays 9am – 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-4:30pm
- October – April: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Admission Fees (May-September):
- $6.00 General Admission (13 and older)
- $5.00 Senior Admission (65 and older)
- FREE 12 and younger
- Friend’s members at the Family level receive free admission for themselves and a guest and a 20% discount in the gift shop.
- Special Admission: $2 discount for National Trust Partner Place Participants
- Blue Star Museum - free admission to the nation's active-duty military personnel and up to five family members including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Admission Fees (October – April)
Free, thanks to generous donations from local supporters.