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Tongass Historical Museum

629 Dock St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6529
+1 907-225-5600
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Tiny, but mighty

My teen son and I both felt that the one room was worth the $3 entry. It was well-curated and one... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Myers, Florida
Small but interesing

It has a nice exhibition of the baskets, clothes and household items of the native culture. Has a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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629 Dock St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6529
+1 907-225-5600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teen son and I both felt that the one room was worth the $3 entry. It was well-curated and one room chock full of artifacts and art. The juxtaposition was well executed and we enjoyed a solid half hour viewing it all. Photos are...More

1  Thank Wing_anda_Prayer1210
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has a nice exhibition of the baskets, clothes and household items of the native culture. Has a film of the history and current people living in Alaska and their story. There was a nominal fee. If you have time stop in to see it....More

Thank Cow3girl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum should be free. Its small and the artefacts are not as good as others we visited. My advice is not to bother.

Thank Linda_Northern
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The museum has t its limitations as it only deals with Totem poles but it does educate on the reasons and meanings of the various figures and how each area had slightly different designs etc. This may not be a long visit but the entrance...More

Thank nick e
Anita M, Manager at Tongass Historical Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting! The Tongass Historical Museum's summer 2017 temporary exhibit is about Northwest Coast art from 1900 to the present and features an extraordinary collection of artwork. Our permanent exhibit on Ketchikan's history and heritage will open in May 2018 in our newly renovated...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Admission of $3 was more to support their expansion potential than for the exhibit, which was rather small. But they had many interesting artifacts in excellent condition. If you were interested in the regalia of the Native Peoples, tools, etc. it was well worth it.

Thank tiatoo
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

If you have nothing else to do this might be an OK place for three dollars they've got one room of replica artifacts

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 15 January 2017

My husband and I found the Tongass Historical Museum to be very interesting. It had history of the area as well as information about totem poles. The museum is not real large so was easy to walk through.

Thank marypiano48
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Walked over from Creek Street and spent about an hour inside the museum. Staff very nice and it was actually more interesting then I thought it would be. Lots of great pictures of then and now - really informative about the area and the people....More

Thank lisabdh1
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The history and displays were very impressive! We only had an hour to spend and wished we could have stayed longer. There was so much to see and to digest! The dioramas had so much native material! This was perhaps the best display of Native...More

Thank JOAN E
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A great little museum setting out the history of Ketchikan. Well worth half an hour of your time. The "Then and Now" exhibit really show the spirit of the community and demonstrates the fact that "the more things change, the more they stay the same."...More

Thank Roadtripsters2015
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