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Address: South Point Higgins Road, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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This 100-year-old beacon is the most accessible lighthouse in Alaska.

This 100-year-old beacon is the most accessible lighthouse in Alaska.

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Great photo location

You can see the lighthouse from many viewpoints along Tongass Highway. Or if in a boat get close up for taking pictures.

Reviewed 11 March 2017
Marlene S
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Ketchikan, Alaska
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

breathtaking to see it in person. I will never forget this traveling experience and do recommend for everyone.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

You can see the lighthouse from many viewpoints along Tongass Highway. Or if in a boat get close up for taking pictures.

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Thank Marlene S
Wenatchee, Washington
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went on Lighthouse/Eagle excursions with Rob Holston and had a great time. Rob is knowledgeable and witty. We saw Eagles, their nests, he gives you lots of history, and the lighthouse was fun to see. Lots of chances for photography.

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Murphy, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is a very short, all one color lighthouse with nothing around it to see. We took a 15 minute boat ride out to see it. Well, that was a waste of time.

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Delray Beach, FL
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

The lighthouse is located south of Ketchikan, on a small, rocky island at the northern entrance to Tongass Narrows.

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

One of the two photos shown is fin fact NOT Guard Island. I will send a few photos of Guard Island, a wonderful microcosm of South East Alaska.

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