Welcome to the Valdez Museum!

Located in the heart of downtown Valdez, the Valdez Museum on Egan Drive displays the rich history of Valdez, the Copper River Basin and Prince William Sound, Alaska. Exhibits about our community’s past 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 exhibits in the Egan Commons typically display the works of local artists and artwork that reflects the culture and history of our region.

The Valdez Museum & Historical Archive is certified as a City of Valdez COVID Conscious Business. Museum capacity is limited, visitors are required to wear masks and numerous sanitation procedures are in effect.

To view the full VMHA Board approved COVID-19 Mitigation Plan please click here.

The Valdez Museum on Hazelet – which features the Remembering Old Valdez Exhibit is closed to the public at this time, but guided tours of the facility will begin after the Memorial Day Holiday in May and run through Labor Day in early September. Tour days and hours along with tour registration instructions will be posted in the near future.

The Archive is open to researchers by appointment only.

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

Alaska’s Suffrage Star
VMHA Board Meeting

Admission Prices

***North American Reciprocal Museums Member