Museum & Visitor Center

Open 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day; open the rest of the year Monday through Friday upon request during normal SVT business hours.

Be sure to check out the gifts, trinkets, and books for sale in the Gift Shop!

Museum Exterior
If you’re bringing a school group, contact Laurel Hilts about arranging a guided tour of Seldovia.

The Seldovia Museum & Visitor Center is a prime destination for visitors to Seldovia. The Museum tells the story of the Aleut, Yupik, Alutiiq, Athabascan, Russian and European-American people who inhabit the Seldovia area. It also promotes greater public awareness of the rich legacy of the indigenous societies of Seldovia Bay. Both permanent and temporary exhibits give glimpses of the many cultures and influences that have shaped life in this community by the sea. Specimens of local flora and fauna from the area are displayed as well to give visitors a glimpse at Seldovia’s natural abundance. Admission is free (donations welcome).

The Visitor Center also houses the Alaska Tribal Cache gift shop. Featuring local jams & jellies, clothing, jewelry, Alaska souvenirs, mugs, books and more, it’s a must-visit stop in Seldovia.

The Seldovia Museum & Visitor Center is located at 206 Main Street, Seldovia. When coming up the ramp from the harbor, look to your right across Main Street.

UAF Project Jukebox

“In Our Own Words” is an oral history project begun by Seldovia Village Tribe in 2013. Our goal is to preserve the memories and stories of Seldovia, as told by Seldovians. Interviews are recorded and preserved in the archives of the Seldovia Museum, as well as at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, to ensure that they remain accessible to Seldovians for generations to come. As part of the project, SVT and UAF worked together to create Seldovia Project Jukebox, making the stories of Seldovia available over the internet. We are continuing to collect interviews, and are also interested in obtaining digital copies of historical photos to add to the website and our archives. If you are interested in contributing to this project, please contact SVT!

Check out our interviews here.

Other Museum Projects

  • Through funding from IMLS, we have been able to create a lending library of Alaska Native books rich in the Culture and Heritage that has made Seldovia the melting pot it is today.
  • Continue to develop our Seldovia Museum into a focal point for community members and visitors alike.