Seward Museum

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MuseumSharing Our Stories

Stop by to learn about Seward's history at the museum, located near downtown Seward at Sixth Avenue and Adams Street.

2019-20 Winter Museum Hours

(September 17 - May 9)

  • Monday - Thursday: By advance appointment only
  • Friday - Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Free Admission

Projected Summer 2020 Museum Hours

(May 18* - September 16*)

*Dates subject to change

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Thanks to RBHS volunteers!)
  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Admission: $4 for ages 13+
  • Cash only

Resurrection Bay Historical Society

The museum is a partnership between the City of Seward and the Resurrection Bay Historical Society (RBHS), whose collection of objects, photographs and archives is housed and exhibited in our museum spaces. Visit the RBHS website for more information about their collections, organization and learn how to become a member. Contact us if you have questions about museum.

Projected 2020 Summer MOVIES@2

Join us Summer 2020 (mid-May to mid-Sept) for a daily showing, 2-3pm, of the Iditarod National Historic Trail: A History followed by the 1964 earthquake movie, Waves Over Seward. Donations are appreciated! We are the only place to view these Alaskan historical movies on a regular basis. Thank you to the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance and the Seward Community Library Association for giving us permission to show their movie to the public!

Museum Admission

Winter Admission is free. Summer admission is $4.00 a person. Children ages 12 and under and members of the Resurrection Bay Historical Society are free. We only accept cash, no cards.

Museum Appointments

Contact the Library Front Desk to schedule an appointment for a 30 or 60 minute appointment when the museum is closed. Availability is limited, but we will accommodate requests as we are able. School group visits are also welcome. Contact the Program Coordinator for more information. Donations are appreciated.

Children's Area

A collection of books about museums, local history and interests, as well as play things that represent our community, environment and history have been selected for the children's area in our museum. Ask for the Museum Explorers Guide and scavenger hunt activity sheets at the front desk.

Research Appointments

Contact the Curator to ask about scheduling a research appointment.

Image Use Requests

Contact the Curator to request permission to use images belonging to the Resurrection Bay Historical Society. Contact the Seward Community Library Association directly at to ask about their photo collection.

Bits of History Videos

Watch award winning historical videos about Seward online: Bits of History.