Welcome to the Baranov Museum

Baranov Museum
At the Baranov Museum you can discover the history of Kodiak, Alaska through a variety of permanent and temporary exhibits, educational programs, and special events.

Explore Kodiak's rich history, from Alutiiq culture and the Russian colonial period to the early American era, WWII and the present day. The Baranov Museum is located within Kodiak's 200-year-old National Historic Landmark building known as the Russian American Magazin, or the Erskine House.


Hours & Admission

Summer hours:
10 - 4pm Monday - Saturday; 

Winter hours:
10 - 3pm Tuesday - Sat.
Special Opening on request

Admission: $5.00 for adults,
children 12 & under are FREE

Picnic on the Green

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Bring your lawn chairs downtown to Sargent Park  for the Picnic on the Green.  Enjoy a free concert from DJ Marc, old fashioned games for kids and face-painting.  Homemade pie, ice cream and lemonade are only three dollars. 

Organized by the Baranov Museum with support from Cost Savers.  See you at Sargent Park!


"Navigating the Drunken Republic": The Juno and the Russian American Frontier, 1799-1811

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Tobin Shorey, PhD Candidate in Modern European History from the University of Florida, presents a fascinating look at the importance of the sailing ship The Juno and its voyages between Russia, Alaska and the United States, revealing another look at the development of Alaska as the shared frontier.
The "Drunken Republic" reference is from a letter written by Nikolai Rezanov to the RAC, wherein he described Baranov's embarrassment at the state of the colonies during the visit of Rezanov, Langsdorff, and the American merchant John DeWolf in 1805-1806.
Kargopol to Kodiak

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The Baranov Museum is pleased to welcome visitors from Kargopol, Russia, the birthplace of Alexander Baranov.  Andrei Agapitov and Radik Adnobaev will give a presentation on their historical hometownin northwestern Russia, established before the 10th century and a former center of trade with outstanding historical architecture.  They will explore the ties between their town and Kodiak and seek through their visit to establish a cooperative relationship between the borthplace of Alexander Baranov and the first capital of Russian America.

Free Admission and Refreshments
Free Admission to Active Duty Military Members

bsm-2014-5.5x8.5_page_2.jpgMemorial Day to Labor Day

The Baranov Museum is again proud to particiapte in the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and over 2,000 museums across the coutnry to offer free admission to the nation's active duty military members and up to five family members.  Admission is free from Memorial Day to Labor Day and families do not have to be accompanied by their military family member if they have military ID.  Kodiak has a long history with the US military and we are grateful for the support of our service men and women.  Come down to check out this history and learn more about Kodiak!