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. It opens on June 1, 2021 and will operate three days a week, offering two one-hour sessions on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday only. Visitors must pre-pay and pre-register in person at the Valdez Museum on Egan or by calling 907-835-2674.

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 certified as a City of Valdez COVID Conscious Business. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks. To view the full VMHA Board approved COVID-19 Mitigation Plan please click here.

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

Coming Soon! Illustrating Alaska
ILLUSTRATING ALASKA: Artists Making Children’s Books

Admission Prices

***North American Reciprocal Museums Member