Haines Museums & Cultural Centers

Museums, Cultural Centers

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 Sum­mer Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm Sat-Sun: 1pm-4pm Extended…  ...more

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  ...more

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