Discover Haines! The Sheldon Museum is the museum of the Chilkat Valley. Experience the art and culture of the Tlingit people. Re-live pioneer days, explore the gold rush, the Dalton Trail and life at Fort William H. Seward. The museum store has a large selection of local and Alaskan books and art. Accredited by the American Association of Museums.Hours
A collection of approximately 1400 types of hammers, representing many different trades and uses, housed in a cottage-style house. The Hammer Museum provides a journey into the past through the use of man's first tool. From ancient times to the present, the hammer tells the story of man's progress and ingenuity. A unique adventure for the whole family.
Opening May 2016! The newly constructed Jilkaat Kwan Cultural Center is the newest attraction in the Chilkat Valley. The facility is located 22 miles up the Haines Highway in the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan. In historic times, Klukwan was a thriving and prosperous village, due to the abundant salmon and smelt runs. Its villagers, who controlled the trade routes to the interior of Alaska and Canada, grew wealthy and commissioned fine works of totemic art. In fact, some of the finest examples of Native American art in North America were carved in this village.