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.
The dream of the famed Chilkat tribe of Tlingit Indians, this working museum honors the great legacy of Northwest Coast art as practiced by a proud and wealthy people. It houses the famed Whale House artifacts while serving as a workshop for contemporary carvers and weavers.