Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Community art, a rare Native Alaskan fish trap, digital stories about Alaska's politics and quest for statehood, a hands-on mining room and a gift shop featuring works by local writers and artists can all be found at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum during the late Fall, Winter and early Spring seasons.
FEATURED EXHIBITS: Below is a listing of some of our permanent exhibits. For the most up-to-date information on our current temporary exhibits click here.
- Drilling & Milling: Hands-On Mining is a self-exploration room, introducing visitors of all ages to Juneau's early mining history and mining practices. The exhibit includes a model depicting the 1917 Cave-in at Treadwell; a weights and measures station with activity sheets, a miniature interactive stamp mill, miner's hats and ID tags.
- Politics, Personalities and Power takes an in-depth look at Alaska’s capital city, featuring award winning digital stories created by local middle school students on statehood, Juneau’s mining history, Alaska’s government, civil rights and Juneau’s diverse cultures.
- Montana Creek Fish Trap is a 500 – 700 year old basketry style fish trap excavated from a creek bank in Juneau and presented with information about the historical significance of this rare artifact.
- Juneau's Changing Shoreline is an exhibit that discusses the physical transformation of the coastline as human need and interest changed the region from a seasonal fish camp site to a mining town and then to the seat of state government.
- Juneau: City Built on Gold is a comprehensive, 26-minute video on Juneau history. Available for viewing upon request.
MUSEUM OFFERINGS: In addition to our exhibitions, the Museum offers a variety of programs, resources, and more for visitors. Click here for information on upcoming public programs.
- Coffee & Collections Series - Join us for a hot cup of coffee & presentation on various Juneau related topics covering early Juneau history, our local environment, Juneau artists and more. This series runs October through April, usually once a month on a Saturday morning.
- Historic Downtown Walking Tour – During the off-season, tours are offered by appointment depending upon staff availability. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for youth 12 & under or group rates can be arranged.
- Museum Gift Shop - Features items by local artists and authors, vintage toys and ephemera, mining items, prints, note cards, trail guides, and jewelry. Museum totes and t-shirts are also available.
FOR RESEARCHERS: On the Museum's website is a page full of links provided to support those interested in digging deep into the history of Juneau and Douglas. Click here to visit the Juneau-Douglas History Research Page.
- Gastineau Channel Memories Volume I is a searchable database of stories and photographs of families that lived in the area from 1880-1959.
- Digital Bob is an on-line searchable database of Juneau history articles by our region’s preeminent historian, Robert N. DeArmond.
- Research appointments are strongly recommended if you would like to visit our reference or archive collections or meet with the Curator. You can also request research assistance from the Museum's Curator of Collections if you are not able to visit the Museum in person. Please complete a Research Request Form to schedule a visit to the collections, meet with the Curator, or request help with your research, by clicking here.
MUSEUM HOURS & INFORMATION:
- May through September: Weekdays 9-6, Saturdays 10-4:30, Beginning July 2, 2017: Sundays, 10-4:30
- October through April: Tuesday – Saturday 10-4
- Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30-5
October - April admission is FREE to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum thanks to our generous Winter Admission Community Sponsors.
May - September:
- $6.00 General Admission (13 and older)
- $5.00 Senior Admission (65 and older)
- 12 & younger are FREE
- $25.00 Annual Pass
- Special Admission Rates: $2 admission discount - National Trust Partner Place Participants