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George Johnston Museum


George Johnston Museum and Heritage Park is a must-see Teslin attraction named after the venerated Tlingit elder, trapper, fur trader, entrepreneur and photographer. George Johnston's photographs, his restored 1928 Chevy hunting car and colourful exhibits of Tlingit ceremonial regalia and traditional artifacts tell the story of the Inland Tlingit as they met the rapid changes of the first half of the 20th century.

The museum gift shop replicating Johnston’s 1950 general store stocks Tlingit arts and crafts, and small Yukon gifts. A small theatre shows films including renowned National Film Board film: “Picturing a People” by Tlingit Director Carol Geddes. Visitors can view an original 1940s Air Radio building and exhibit, stroll prepared trails or picnic in the interpretive rest areas.

Location and Contact Info

km 1243 (historic mile 804) Alaska Highway

1 km west of the Nisutlin Bay Bridge on the Alaska Highway


Phone: (867) 390-2550



Mail: George Johnston Museum

PO Box 146, Teslin, Yukon, Y0A 1B0

Hours & Dates of Operation

June 1st to September 1st

• Daily, 9:00am to 5:00pm

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