The best kept secret of Haines are the more than 50 local artists, who create unbelievable shopping opportunities with a variety of galleries and numerous gift shops found in Fort Seward and downtown. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood-turned bowls, hand-made dolls, ivory sculptures, soapstone carvings and hand-woven baskets are just some of the many treasures to be found. Visit the Alaska Indian Arts Building in Fort Seward to see amazing Tlingit jewelry making and totem pole carving skills on display. Find original artwork and locally made products to take home with you from your Alaska adventure. And don’t leave without visiting one of Haines’ extraordinary museums, including the world’s first and only hammer museum.
From a greasy spoon to pizza, pasta and locally caught fish galore, you definitely won’t go hungry in Haines. Sit down, dig in and listen up for some of the local gossip while you eat.