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Chief Son-I-Hat's Whalehouse

S. Thorne Bay Rd, Kasaan, Prince of Wales Island, AK
+1 908-542-2230
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VERY special place on Prince of Wales Island

It is a long drive from anywhere on Prince of Wales Island, but hey, you're stuck on a island-go... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
Stephanie J
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Craig, Alaska
A Beautiful Piece of History

This is a MUST SEE if you come to Prince of Wales Island. First off the location is paradise on a... read more

Reviewed June 13, 2017
Carol F
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Thorne Bay, Alaska
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S. Thorne Bay Rd, Kasaan, Prince of Wales Island, AK
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

It is a long drive from anywhere on Prince of Wales Island, but hey, you're stuck on a island-go for it! Although I live here on POW, I have been to the Whalehouse many times over the years by myself and with guests. It is...More

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Reviewed June 13, 2017

This is a MUST SEE if you come to Prince of Wales Island. First off the location is paradise on a beautiful day, right on the ocean and the walk to the Whalehouse is spectacular!! To see this historic building will leave you speechless, with...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2016

The real Haida name for our clan house is Naay Iiwaans, and it was built in the late 1800s, by Yaadas Eagle nobleman Saanixaat ( "Sonihat") and has been restored twice, since then. Our local tribal government, the Organized Village of Kasaan managed and oversaw...More

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Reviewed October 30, 2015

You will not want to miss seeing the oldest standing longhouse in North America, now on the National Register of Historic places. It is the former home of a wealthy Haida chief, Son-I-Hat. It is accessible by boat or by driving along one of America’s...More

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