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Getting to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Map of downtown Juneau with bus route marked


The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is centrally located downtown, at the corner of 4th and Main (large red star on map above), across from the State Capitol. It is within walking distance of the downtown historic district and other attractions and is on the city bus line which is a free ride around the downtown loop.


On Foot

From the downtown Juneau waterfront, walk uphill on either Main, Seward or Franklin Streets to 4th Street.  The Museum is located at the corner of 4th and Main.  To view or download a map of the downtown walking area with attractions indicated, click this link -

By Car

While driving in and out of downtown Juneau is easy and hassle-free, parking is not.  Unfortunately, due to the Museum's historic location, our footprint does not include designated parking for visitors.  There is paid parking available nearby in the Marine Parking Garage, the North Franklin lot and Shopper's lot and all are within close walking distance of the Museum or near to stops on the downtown bus loop.  Outside the Downtown Parking Management Zone, parking is unrestricted in the residential areas (upper end of Main Street, Gastineau Avenue, 5th & 6th Streets, etc.) but please pay attention to street signage about parking and be aware that many of these streets are on the hillside and may require walking up and/or down a steep hill to get to and from the Museum.  For a map of the Downtown Parking Management Zone, click this link -

downtown parking map


By City Bus

Capital City Transit operates free of charge for the downtown loop beginning in front of the visitor kiosk by the parking garage on Marine Way and ending at the Main Street bus depot (see map on right - click on the image to view a larger, printable PDF version).  Riders can exit the bus at the corner of 4th and Seward Streets, then walk one level block to the Museum.  To view or download a map and timetable for Capital City Transit, including information about service to and from the Mendenhall Valley and Douglas, clink this link -

Capital Transit Ride Free Zone Map


Building Accessibilty

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is accessible to visitors using wheelchairs or who have difficulty with stairs.  The exhibits and restrooms are all located on one floor, including a wheelchair accessible restroom.  Visitors can enter the building via the stairs to the right side (as you face the front of the Museum) or via the ramp to the left side.  There is a pull-out loading/unloading zone at the end of the ramp for temporary use.  Please note that with advance notice (at least an hour ahead of time), the Museum is able to provide visitors with a wheelchair for use on-site. Please contact us at the number, below, to determine availability.


Still have questions or concerns? Contact the Museum at 907-586-3572.

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