Valdez Museum

Valdez Museum information

Valdez , USA
217 Egan Dr
+1 907 835 2764
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adult/child $7/free
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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.