City and Borough of Juneau
155 S. Seward Street
Juneau, Alaska 99801
tel. 907-586-5240
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Historic Preservation in Juneau

Vision and Goals

Visioning is a process of looking to the future and expressing the desire of where one wants to be at that place in time. During a community visioning process during 1996-97, participants viewed Juneau as a "friendly community, rich in history and culture; gold mining roots and a strong Native Alaskan tradition." One persons vision was to "... touch and experience the history of the founding days..." He envisioned an abilitiy to do this "... because of efforts focused to preserve the historic character..."

Building on these community visions, the visions of this historic preservation plan are as follows:

  • Juneau will be a community which is knowledgeable and understands the importance of protecting and preserving its unique pre-history, history, and Native culture;
  • Juneau will be a community which takes care to protect and preserve the historic physical character of the community; and
  • Juneau will be a community which is proud to share its past with residents and visitors in a manner which protects the valuable historic resources of the area.


  1. Identify, evaluate, and protect the historic and archaeological resources within the City and Borough of Juneau.
  2. Increase public awareness of the value and importance of Juneau’s history and historic resources.
  3. Preserve and protect the unique culture of Juneau’s Native people including buildings, sites, traditions, lifestyle, language, and history.
  4. Promote heritage tourism which enhances and accurately represents Juneau’s unique history and Native culture.

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