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Address: 24 Creek St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6508
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On the day that our ship cruised into the Ketchikan port, it was raining sooo hard but I got off because I did not know when I would return. When you visit Alaska, take your... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 October 2016
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Ketchikan, Alaska
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An actual house eat when prostitution was common here. Dolly was a real madam, she was not much to look at, but the locals liked her. Check out her sewing throughout the house.

Thank Marlene S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

On the day that our ship cruised into the Ketchikan port, it was raining sooo hard but I got off because I did not know when I would return. When you visit Alaska, take your hooded poncho or raincoat. I had heard of Madam Dolly Arthur and was curious. I walked over to Creek Street which is a part of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

You'll be met by a docent who provides a good overview of Dolly Arthur's life and career as one of the region's most successful prostitutes. After this, the tour is self-guiding. Short video clips in each room provide more information about the objects in the room. Items in the house were owned by Dolly. Given the age of the items,... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We had heard about 'Dolly and her House earlier on in in our tour, we were so delighted to see it first hand, in the time we were there, the outside of the house was being photographed non-stop. Great history of Ketchikan way back

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West Vancouver, Canada
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Interesting and quick little visit, a quick in and out really, much like former times... And at $10 bucks a head, more expensive than the old days.... no tour here just things to read and tv's to watch as you walk around.

Thank Tom W
Wenatchee, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a fun place to visit. It is the shady history of Ketchikan and topic is handled tastefully. It is a must visit.

Thank Dave H
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We loved this one, the story was a good one and it was interesting to hear it from a volunteer guide.

Thank Margaret G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Heaven knows what might have been happening on the inside, in those past years! But it is part of the real life when this house offered such a service to the local community. Excellent preservation of a historic icon.

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It's an interesting look into the preserved home of one of the most famous "escorts" in town. Kind of cute, but kind of pricey at $10 a pop.

Thank JimTheSnarkHunter
Maple Ridge, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I believe that this is a must do attraction although a $10 admission fee is way too steep for what you see. First a volunteer (dressed in time period attire) tells you a little history about Dolly. You then proceed through the house with commentary provided on tvs. There were many antiques to see & the famous shower curtain. In... More 

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