Explore Downtown Petersburg

Petersburg is known for its public art and it’s especially apparent downtown. Local art can be found at the city’s galleries, museums and at the library. Keep an eye out for sculptures and totems in the area and visit downtown shops to find made in Alaska artwork and local pieces that can be purchased for visitors to take home and enjoy. Handcrafted items made by Alaskans include Norwegian-style sweaters, jewelry and more. Art can also be seen without even entering the buildings. Artistic designs are stamped into sidewalks and adorning storefronts. To top it off, look for one of the city’s many murals around town. As travelers take in the art scene downtown, they can stop at local shops, outfitter stores and restaurants. Enjoy fresh seafood caught nearby or a warm cup of coffee to get the day started. Bustling canneries and fishing fleets keep the city alive and busy all year long.

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Stroll the docks to see fishermen at work, check out all kinds of boats and experience fantastic views and wildlife.


Petersburg was built on the fishing industry. Charter a boat, visit the canneries, hatcheries and the Clausen Memorial Museum to learn about its culture.


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