about the museum


The mission of the Museum of the Aleutians is to collect, preserve, and share the rich cultural legacy of the Aleutian Islands Region. To fulfill it's mission, the museum focuses on promoting public awareness of the rich cultural legacy of the people of the Aleutian Islands, utilizing its collections for educational purposes through exhibits, publications, and  research, and facilitating cooperation with other museums and institutions for research and education. Our educational outreach programs pursue the Museum’s mission to educate people of all ages about the history and culture of the Aleutian Islands region. Activities include programs and services to the public through our collections and exhibits. Some of the most common educational and community outreach programs are exhibits, guided tours, field trips, lectures, publications, acquisitions, membership services, newsletters, website, other special events. 

About Unalaska

Unalaska is the largest city in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Located on Unalaska and neighboring Amaknak Islands, the city is home to 4,376 permanent residents and around 4,000 more seasonal residents who come to the Aleutians to work on fishing boats or in processing plants. The city is also home to a diverse community of outdoors-men and craftsmen from all over the world. 

Tax Deductible OrganizationThe Museum of the Aleutians is a private, nonprofit corporation exempt from Federal Income Tax under 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3). As a result of this determination, donations, in-kind services, and Museum memberships are US  


Planning your visit                              

Unalaska can be visited by plane or by ferry. PenAir flies from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor (the name of our airport) daily (weather depending). In addition, smaller chartered planes will travel between the various islands on the chain and do land in Dutch Harbor. The Tustamena Ferry runs from May-October bringing visitors on a scenic tour through the Aleutian Islands. 

2019 Cruise Ship Hours

The Museum of the Aleutians will be open for all visiting cruise ships our hours vary for those days to accommodate guests. For information on your trip, please download our schedule below.


Tuesday - Saturday 11AM-4PM

Adults: $7.00                                                                                                Children under 12: $3.00 Children under 3: FREE Students with ID: FREE Active Military: $2 Veterans: FREE Guided Tour: $5/person plus general admission

Behind the Scenes: $10/person maximum 5 people (Tours by appointment only call 907-581-5150 for times and group rates)

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