Public Programs

Capital Killers True Crime Walking Tour June 18th, 2-4pm

Capital Killers True Crime Walking Tour June 18th, 2-4pm

Capital Killers True Crime Walking Tour 

Juneau's most famous murderer is likely Robert Stroud, aka the Birdman of Alcatraz. But have you heard of E.C. Lily, who killed a popular entertainer and filmmaker? Find out more on the Capital Killers True Crime walking tour. You will walk about 3/4 miles while learning about
historic cases in Juneau from the first half of the Twentieth Century. This tour starts and ends at the City Museum in downtown Juneau and is led by former Juneau criminal reporters, Ed Schoenfeld and Betsy Longenbaugh.  Recommended for adults and may be suitable for mature teens.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. This popular local tour sells out quickly! Ticket price of $31.50 includes admission to the City Museum and a 20% discount on select items in the Museum Store.  Space is limited to 15 participants.

TICKETS & INFORMATION: Call (907) 586-3572.

 

Death in Douglas: True Crime Walking Tour June 4th, 1-3pm

Death in Douglas: True Crime Walking Tour June 4th, 1-3pm

A young woman serves a plate of hooligan to her mother in their Douglas beach cabin. The mother convulses and dies. Did the daughter commit matricide? Or did her lover poison the fish without her knowledge? Find the answers to this and more on the Death in Douglas: True Crime Tour. Participants will walk about 2 miles while hearing about seven murder cases in Douglas and Treadwell from the first half of the Twentieth Century. This tour starts and ends in Douglas and is led by former Juneau criminal reporters, Ed Schoenfeld and Betsy Longenbaugh. 

Tickets must be purchased in advance. This popular local tour sells out quickly! Ticket price of $31.50 includes admission to the City Museum and a 20% discount on select items in the Museum Store.  Space is limited to 15 participants.

TICKETS & INFORMATION: Call (907) 586-3572.

FREE Alaska State Capitol Tours May 16th through September 27th

FREE Alaska State Capitol Tours May 16th through September 27th

The Alaska State Capitol Building in Juneau has served as the symbol and seat of government for more than 90 years and continues to be a working Capitol today. The building hosts the Alaska Legislature, the offices of the Governor of Alaska and Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, and houses an impressive collection of both historical and modern Alaskan art. Join a local guide for a tour of the interior of the Capitol and learn about the building’s architecture, the art collection, the Alaska Legislature, and some of the people who helped to shape Alaska’s political history.

This tour starts in the Capitol lobby. No weekend tours.

Tour Schedule

 

Historic Downtown Juneau Walking Tours May 15th through September 27th

Historic Downtown Juneau Walking Tours May 15th through September 27th

Set out with a local tour guide to learn about the cultures and history of Juneau. This walking tour is chock-full of stories and covers about 10 city blocks of the downtown business district and bordering neighborhood. Participants will learn about Juneau’s first inhabitants, view totem poles, hear the tales of prominent personalities from the early days, and see how the thirst for gold literally changed the landscape of downtown Juneau. This tour begins at the City Museum and ends at Alaska’s Capital Inn, the historic home of Gold Rush pioneer John Olds. Built in 1906, the Inn has been restored and furnished with turn of the century elegance and is run as a bed and breakfast today.

Ticket price of $31.50 includes admission to the City Museum, a 20% discount on select items in the Museum Store, and tea time at Alaska’s Capital Inn. Tours are offered Sunday and Tuesday-Friday from 1:45-3pm.

For tickets and information call the City Museum at (907) 586-3572.

The Friends of the Juneau Douglas City Museum Membership

The Friends of the Juneau Douglas City Museum Membership

Become a member of the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Your membership provides support for City Museum activities, protects City Museum collections, and promotes local history. With six membership levels to choose from, you can join, renew, or gift a membership. Membership levels come with benefits such free admission to the City Museum and  a 20% discount on select items in the Museum Store. Memberships are good for one year from date of purchase. For more information on membership levels, or to renew a membership, please visit the Friends of the Juneau- Douglas City Museum’s website at fojdcm.org

Treadwell Mine Historic Trail Walking Tour May 28th, 1-3pm

Treadwell Mine Historic Trail Walking Tour May 28th, 1-3pm

Treadwell Mine Historic Trail Walking Tour

Join local tour guide, Rich Mattson, to walk the Treadwell Mine Historic Trail on Douglas Island and learn how Treadwell grew from a single gold claim into four mines, five mills, and a bustling community of workers and their families. Rich Mattson grew up playing in the Treadwell Mine area and acquired a lifelong interest in the mine complex. This tour begins and ends at Sandy Beach in Douglas.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Ticket price of $31.50 includes a free copy of the Treadwell Historic Trail Guide, a pass for free admission to the City Museum, and a 20% discount coupon on select items in the Museum Store.

RESERVATIONS & INFORMATION: 907-586-3572