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Seward Community Library & Museum

239 6th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
+1 907-224-4082
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Nice rainy day adventure

Very interesting information about the early days of Seward and I particularly enjoyed the video... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Camden, South Carolina
Really a nice Museum, and it's free.

Located in the public library building a nice diversion, lots of gread displays. Mostly local... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Lou S
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The Seward Community Library & Museum is a department of the City of Seward. As a non-profit department, we strive to meet the information needs of local residents and visitors as a unique public library, local history museum and community center, with free WiFi, public access computers, a Community Room and a smaller Meeting Room and many spaces for people to meet, play and learn. We have free WiFi and public access computers. All are welcome! Winter Hours: Mid-September to Mid-May Closed Sundays Library Mon, 11am-6pm Tues-Thurs, 11am-8pm Fri-Sat, 11am-6pm Museum Fri-Sat, 12pm-5pm Free winter admission Summer Hours: Mid-May to Mid-September Library Opens at 10am, all else same as winter Museum Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm Sunday, 1pm-5pm (depends on volunteer availability) $4 admission for ages 13+ Summer Movie Program Iditarod National Historic Trail: A History 24 minutes Mon-Sat, 2pm $2 Suggested Donation Lost photo IDs, keys, cell phones, computers and devices will be turned into the Seward Police Dispatch after closing.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
239 6th Ave, Seward, AK 99664
+1 907-224-4082
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

Very interesting information about the early days of Seward and I particularly enjoyed the video clips about the 1964 earthquake. Only costs $4 per person.

Thank Wateree101
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Located in the public library building a nice diversion, lots of gread displays. Mostly local history, which is what you would expect. A nice diversion on a cold day.

Thank Lou S
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This little museum id a great place to visit on a rainy morning. They open at 10 am (Summer hours). It has nice displays on the early days of Seward, but the most interesting was the video display about first hand accounts of the big...More

2  Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Worth visiting. Small, but had interesting exhibits. Just downstairs from the library. Museum also sold books by local authors.

Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The earthquake exhibit is a must see, but other exhibits are good as well. This museum shares a building with the library, which shows an really good dog sled trail movie.

1  Thank CatKcentralIllinois
Reviewed 29 July 2016

This museum is small but has excellent information about the early Alaskan railway and Iditarod sled race. The lady who runs it is a local with plenty of stories about the 1964 earthquake and its aftermath.

Thank scarfman
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Seward from the early days to the present. Railroad expansion and the Gold Rush days. Quite fascinating.

Thank Cora O
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a "must", especially if you have children. They will enjoy exhibits of live sea life and exhibits that explain local sea life.

Thank jbginty
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We came through the museum in the library on a rainy day and were pleasantly surprised by this little museum. Its not very big (about 4 rooms) and has a bit of an eclectic (perhaps "Alaskan"?) collection of stuff from locals, but it gives a...More

Thank Patrick T
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This was located right next door to where we were staying and I was interested in information on the 1964 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. They had recorded accounts from survivors which was very interesting.

Thank angelabeano
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16 June 2016|
Response from VtaTraveler | Reviewed this property |
It's a 1/10 of a mile walk from the Edgewater to the museum. My map program says 2 minutes. I don't know if you can prepay for the museum, but can't imagine why you'd want to.