Valdez Museum

Valdez Museum information

Valdez , USA
Address
Street 217 Egan Dr
Telephone
+1 835 2764
More information
www.valdezmuseum.org
Prices
adult/child $7/free
Opening hours
9am-5pm
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Lonely Planet review

This gargantuan museum includes an ornate, steam-powered antique fire engine, a 19th-century saloon bar and the ceremonial first barrel of oil to flow from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. There are arresting photos of the six minutes when Valdez was shaken to pieces by the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, and an exhibit featuring correspondence from stampeders attempting the grueling All-American Route from Valdez to the inland goldfields. A new oil spill exhibit shows the daily oil usage around the world, and a compelling video about those affected by the spill.