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Sealaska Heritage - Walter Soboleff Building

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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a day touring in Juneau

well worth the visit, a good collection of native american displays,very well organized ,the gift... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
Nice small heritage museum

Small museum covering some of the history of the indigenous tribes and their culture. Also contains... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
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In May 2015, Sealaska Heritage Institute opened the Walter Soboleff Building—our Box of Knowledge. This cultural and research center is dedicated to the sharing and study of the ancient Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska. It...more
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105 S Seward St, Suite 201, Juneau, AK 99801-1332
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Loved the gift shop and clan house. There were all sorts of gifts to choose from. All designed by native Alaskans from scarfs to jewelry, blankets and jackets.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wrldwandr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well worth the visit, a good collection of native american displays,very well organized ,the gift shop had some very nice gifts

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pjlanph1
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We were disappointed with the museum. Not worth the $4 admission price (senior rate). There were very few artifacts on show and linited information. The store was much better with good quality local merchandise to buy. Visit the store and skip the museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Whistledown
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Small museum covering some of the history of the indigenous tribes and their culture. Also contains a clan house carved from local timbers. There is a gift shop which is great for buying indigenous crafts and gifts

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DTSydney
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Only had time to visit the store but worth a visit. Large range of indigenous goods on sale as well as more typical tourist options

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank surreyrabbit2015
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We walked in museum that looks modern and new. Watched a film on Halibut fishing and tool used hundreds of years ago. Saw artifacts and apparel that are highly priced due to complex, intensive weaving. Needs improvement on more activities, staff interaction, and exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 808Sunshine
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This is a good place to visit to get a sense of the First Nation's heritage in Alaska. There is a clan house built inside the museum featuring an audio account of one of the important stories of the First Nation's people. There is also...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LBinTN
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Wow so much history here - we took a guided bike tour is was alot of fun are guide was awesome a must see.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fun2011
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This small museum holds a snapshot of the indigenous people of Alaska. The young man at the door, a Tlingit himself, was full of information and willing to share for as long as we wanted. His description of the panels in the entranceway was worth...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Justus5NY
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Beautiful building with good exhibit and extensive gift shop, offering an array of Alaska Native/Native - themed items ranging from $15 - several thousand dollars. An opportune chance to see Preston Singletary glass art--his museum quality work alone is reason to visit the gift shop!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Marlene P
8 April 2017|
Response from jross10 |
Yes, maybe three or four blocks.