Welcome to the Valdez Museum!
The Valdez Museum on Egan Drive is located in the heart of downtown Valdez. It displays the rich history of Valdez, the Copper River Basin and Prince William Sound, Alaska through exhibits about our community’s past that tell the stories of early exploration, Native Culture, Gold Rush, founding of Valdez, the Richardson Highway, history of the Trans Alaska Pipeline, Exxon Valdez Oil Spill and the history of Alaska Bush Pilots. Temporary art and history exhibits in the Egan Commons typically display the work of local artists that reflects the culture and history of our region.
The Valdez Museum on Hazelet is located near the ferry dock on the edge of downtown, and features the Remembering Old Valdez Exhibit, a 1:20 scale model of the Old Town Valdez as it appeared just before the massive 1964 Earthquake. The model is very precise and contains details down to flower boxes and bicycles. Accompanying the model are exhibits about the Earthquake, current seismic activity in our area, tsunami interactive, and every-day implements from the 50′s and 60′s.
The Archive is located within the Valdez Museum on Hazelet and is open to researchers by appointment only. For more information call 907-835-8905.
The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive is much more than a place to store historical relics, artifacts and art. It is a place where we encourage all to come to learn, engage, and explore the material evidence of our world, and make it accessible to the public through programs of interpretation, education and exhibition.
Current exhibits & upcoming events
Effective May 8, 2022
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