Welcome to the Baranov Museum

Baranov Museum
At the Baranov Museum you can discover the history of Kodiak, Alaska through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and special events.

Explore Kodiak's rich history, from Alutiiq culture and the Russian colonial period to the early American era, WWII and the present day. The Baranov Museum is located within Kodiak's 200-year-old National Historic Landmark building known as the Russian American Magazin, or the Erskine House.


Hours & Admission

Summer hours:
10 - 4pm Monday - Saturday; 

Winter hours:
10 - 3pm Tuesday - Sat.
Special Opening on request

Admission: $5.00 for adults,
children 12 & under are FREE

From Massachusets to the Pacific: A Kodiak Whale Fest Event


Monday, April 21st at 7pm

View a temporary exhibit and short films about the restoration and 38th voyage of the Charles W. Morgan, the last of the American whaling fleet, and learn how this Massachusetts ship is connected to the whaling history of Kodiak.

Part of the 2014 Whale Fest Kodiak, www.whalefestkodiak.com 

Free admission and refreshments
Are You Prepared? Go Bags and Emergency Preparedness


Wednesday, April 16th at 7pm

It's been 50 years since the 1964 Earthquake & Tsunami, and 25 years since the Exxon Valdez disaster. When disaster strikes Kodiak again, will you be ready? If Kodiak has to evacuate, what should you have in your Go Bag?

From Eric Bergren of Mack's Sports Shop, get tips on what to keep at home, at work, or in your car. Find out more information about the City and Borough's Emergency Response planning and know what to expect.

Admission and refreshments are free at this public event.
Waves of Change: Kodiak in 1964

woc.exhibitopening.jpgExhibit Opening at the Baranov Museum

Thursday, March 27th at 5:30pm

Natural disasters, human choices and modern development collided in Kodiak in 1964, sweeping away Old Kodiak and paving the way for the community we have today. Join us on the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaskan Earthquake and Tsunami to explore and remember this tumultuous year in Kodiak's history.

Free Admission and Refreshments

Free Admission to the Baranov Museum on Friday and Saturday, March 28th and 29th from 10am to 3pm.

Old, Old Kodiak: A Public Lecture at the Baranov Museum

14.3.4oldoldkodiak.jpgTuesday, March 4th at 7pm

What was Kodiak like between the years 1784 and 1844? Kodiak historian Dawn Black will offer a look at Kodiak during the Russian American Company period, using historical accounts and translations.
Free admission and refreshements.  Please call 486-5920 with any questions.