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A Palmer Treasure for Sure and A Must See

Oh my, this find was a treasure. Do Not go to Palmer and skip this amazing museum. The admission... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
Sherry S
Must See For Local History

A must see for the student of history. The house is left in a time warp during the "colonial... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Randy K
Atlanta, Georgia
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316 E Elmwood Ave, Palmer, AK 99645-6621
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Oh my, this find was a treasure. Do Not go to Palmer and skip this amazing museum. The admission price was ridiculously cheap (only a couple of dollars). The ladies who greeted us upon entry were so pleasant and very informative. One could tell quite...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 10 August 2018

A must see for the student of history. The house is left in a time warp during the "colonial" period of the 1930-40s where settlers from the upper Midwest relocated to Alaska for a fresh start. He house has all original furnishings and is a...More

Thank Randy K
Reviewed 13 July 2018

An actual house of the type that was given to colonists to encourage them to settle and farm Palmer. A quick tour. The volunteers who were staffing the house the day we were there were the best. They had settle in the area at about...More

Thank SoraBarb
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

Thank GaleAKDreaming
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

Thank CoffeeMust
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
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
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
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
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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