Young woman visitor using phone in the historical museum

Uncover the Rich History at Homer, Alaska Museums

Alaska is filled with amazing things to do. From world-class fishing charters to scenic hiking tours, there’s always something exciting to do in our area! Did you know that Homer has a busting history and arts scene, too? That’s right! There are plenty of museums, galleries, and historic sites tucked away in our town. Read on to learn more about five of our favorite museums in Homer, Alaska!  

When you’re ready to start planning your trip, request our free Homer Vacation Guide. This online guide is filled with local insight into how to explore our area! From popular attractions to hidden gems, you can find just what you’re looking for inside.  

Top 5 Museums in Homer, Alaska 

1. Pratt Museum  

Immerse yourself in local history at the Pratt Museum! This museum in Homer focuses on preserving the stories of the Kachemak Bay region. By telling these stories via various mediums, the museum hopes to strengthen the relationship between locals and visitors to this area. Visit the Pratt Museum during your stay to experience this area as the locals do!  

2. Islands & Oceans Visitors Center 

The Islands & Oceans Visitors Center is one of the top attractions in Old Town Homer. This National Wildlife Refuge offers a look into the wonder of the Kachemak Bay. Check out their calendar for all the latest things to do from guided tide-pooling to birding programs there is something for everyone! 

3. Norman Lowell Gallery 

This art gallery is filled with works by local artist, Normal Lowell. It’s an awe-inspiring combination of an art gallery, sanctuary, and museum. The Norman Lowell Gallery is located off the beaten path is a beautiful representation of the beauty of Alaska. We have many guests who consider it one of the top highlights of their stay in Alaska! 

4. Ptarmigan Arts 

Ptarmigan Arts is located on Pioneer Avenue in the heart of Old Town Homer. This cooperative gallery is filled with works from local artists. Here, you can view a variety of different mediums from paintings to photography to jewelry and more!  

5. Kilcher Homestead Living Museum 

From June through August, take advantage of our Kilcher Homestead Museum Tour. This guided tour allows you to explore the homestead, including the cabin, property, and beach. It’s well worth the $20 donation! 

Explore More When You Stay at the Driftwood Inn 

If you want to discover local history during your stay, look no further! The Driftwood Inn is right around the corner from the best museums in Homer, Alaska. We offer Modern LodgesOld Town CottagesWoodside Lodge SuitesHistoric Inn RoomsTiny Houses, and an RV Park, all located in the heart of Old Town Homer. 

View of Driftwood Inn RV Park.

Check our availability to start planning your trip to Homer!