Wickersham State Historic Site

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Wickersham State Historic Site

Alaska

(907) 465-4563

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Overview

The first large Victorian home built on "Chicken Ridge" in Juneau, the House of Wickersham was the home of Alaska's pioneer Judge James Wickersham. The history of Wickersham and the Gold Rush era is told through old photos, Alaskan artifacts, memorabilia, and the period furnishings on display at the house. James Wickersham was a statesman, author, historian and scholar. Evangeline Atwood, author of Frontier Politics, had this to say about Judge Wickersham - "...No other man has made as deep and varied imprints on Alaska's heritage, whether it be in politics, government, commerce, literature, history or philosophy. A federal judge, member of Congress, attorney and explorer, present-day Alaska is deeply in debt to him." Step back in time thorough the doors of the House of Wickersham, the first large Victorian home built on "Chicken Ridge", the "Nob Hill" of Juneau, Alaska. Sip tea from an elegant bone china cup and drink in the history of Alaska's territorial days as seen through the life of the man responsible for "Home Rule", the Alaska Railroad, the University of Alaska and Mount McKinley National Park (now known as Denali National Park).

Map of Wickersham (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 58.302532, -134.407624

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Activities

  • Historic Sites

    Come visit the home of James Wickersham. Step back in time and experience life during the Victorian age in Alaska, and learn about this influential Alaskan.

Seasonality/Weather

Open Monday - Friday.

Directions

Driving

At 213 7th Street in Juneau. Take Egan Drive, left on S. Main Street, right on 7th Street. Located at 213-7th Street.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(907) 465-4563

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