Q. Is there a museum about settlers, or a reconstructed village in Juneau? Is there a museum about gold mountains – and where? -Brenda
A. Brenda, I think you could find nearly what you want in Juneau. There is a really good museum there called the Alaska State Museum. Their telephone # is (907)465-2901. They do not have an actual reconstructed village though, but do have many dioramas depicting early, and native life, in Alaska.
If you wanted to come up to the Anchorage area, we also have a good museum, as well as a phenomenal place called the Alaska Native Heritage Center. You could spend a whole day there and never get tired or bored; and they do indeed have 3 reconstructed villages on the property, where you can watch natives doing ‘their thing’…tanning hides, smoking fish, making beaded items, etc. They have limited hours in the winter, but I’m thinking you would probably be coming in the summer.
About the museum dealing with gold mountains…do you mean gold AND mountains? Or gold mountains? Wow! I’d like to find one of those. Maybe you need a trip to another museum in Juneau which is called the Last Chance Mining Museum. their # is (907) 586-5338. Good luck! -Bonnie J.