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Colony House Museum

316 E Elmwood Ave, Palmer, AK 99645-6621
+1 907-745-1935
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Colony Christmas Must

The Colony Museum opens the house all decked out for Christmas circa "Colony Arrival". With period... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
GaleAKDreaming
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Palmer, Alaska
Lovely Little House

The gals who welcomed us were very informative about the whole colony and the settlers in Alaska... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
CoffeeMust
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San Diego, California
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  • Average8%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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316 E Elmwood Ave, Palmer, AK 99645-6621
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+1 907-745-1935
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

The Colony Museum opens the house all decked out for Christmas circa "Colony Arrival". With period decorations, Christmas carols with the piano player and friends and homemade Christmas cookies and treats. A warm place that feels like home for the holidays. Very happy I stopped...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

The gals who welcomed us were very informative about the whole colony and the settlers in Alaska. this activity is NOT for Teenagers...:))) they get bored with history after taking AP History exam. They have unique stove, dishes, bread maker and other household from the...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We took about 30 minutes to take the tour at the Colony House. We had done quite a bit research on the area and on the museum. We did not pick up any new information from the tour, but we were glad that we went...More

1  Thank Jennifer R
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This was ok but not great. People my age lived in similar homes so? This entire comuniy was found on socialistic failure of our federal government. People who have freedom never choose to carry people forever or works to share their labor with people who...More

Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

This was an informative trip. I loved the stories from the museum guide. This is a small house that was set of during the FDR administration in trying to get people to come and settle Alaska before it was a state. There are artifacts from...More

Thank Marco T
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

I have lived in the valley for over 30 years and never went to the Colony House Museum. I finally made it there during Colony Christmas 2016 and it was one of the most wonderful experiences I have ever had. The house was full of...More

Thank melshus
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

I love it when I learn something surprisingly new to me. I appreciate the volunteers who taught us a lot in the colonist's house. Lovely artifacts in well-preserved buildings. The church and dormitory were interesting.

1  Thank Gloria B
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

My husband visited the colonists with his mother in 1936. He was only seven years old, but vividly remembers many things. The excellent docents at the museum were very helpful and together they shared many documents and information. They helped him locate the area where...More

1  Thank Patricia R
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

What a blessing to have a piece of our Colony History available for us to see. Learn about how Colonist's sent here in the 30s to homestead chose their homes from the Sears Catalog. Colony Inn Cafe is across the street. It was the teacher's...More

2  Thank Charlotte C
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Reviewed 20 August 2015

I have been fascinated by the farmers who came here during the derpression, part of the New Deal, since I first heard about them. This house is downtown Palmer, near the railroad station. The gal doing the tour was the granddaughter of one of the...More

2  Thank fiddlestogo
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