The Baranov Museum

Kodiak, AK

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Address: 101 E Marine Way, Kodiak, AK 99615, USA Number: 907-486-5920 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

A visit to the Baranov Museum is a historic experience before you even step inside its doors, because it happens to be housed in the OLDEST building in the entire state of Alaska (a  national historic landmark building!

Now THAT is impressive.

The Baranov Museum is a local history museum that explores the rich and fascinating history of Kodiak, Alaska. The exhibits focus on specific eras, so you can explore the Russian era from 1741 to 1867, as well as the early American era from 1867 to 1912. 

Then of course, there is the modern era from 1912 to present day! It's a fascinating way for kids to see how life and culture changes across the decades. 

Kids can learn all about the first people who lived in the region, as well as gain an insight into the Alutiiq heritage and culture. Did you know at Alaska was once colonized by Russia? Well, you can read all about it at the Baranov Museum! There is also a chance to learn about the US purchase of the state, as well as events and people who shaped Kodiak, and Alaska, to who they are today.

Learn about the Sami Reindeer people, and discover some of Kodiak's eccentric characters through first-hand accounts, interviews with scholars and elders, and highlights of unexplored aspects of Kodiak's history.

Are you ready for a day of historic exploration in the OLDEST building in the entire state of Alaska? We certainly are, so let's get discovering!

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Free under 12 years


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They can open on special occasions on request

Any top tips?


Check out their website for special events they have on throughout the year!

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Grab something to eat in the area before or after your visit; there are plenty of options to eat 0.3km away from the museum.

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Teachers corner


Speak to staff about taking the students for a field trip - there is so much history to learn!

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A gift counter has beautiful items to sell

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Give them a call to ask about the accessibility, they will be happy to answer any questions

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What is there to do

Browse artefacts and learn about Kodiak's interesting history during the Russian Era through the early 20th Century.
People join together to celebrate its culture through the eras and share Kodiak’s stories.

When can we go?

10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday (Summer), then 10am - 3pm Tuesday to Saturday (Winter)

Open year round.

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