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Totem Heritage Center

601 Deermount St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6611
+1 907-225-5900
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“small museum” (21 reviews)
“on display” (18 reviews)
“fish hatchery” (11 reviews)
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601 Deermount St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6611
+1 907-225-5900
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a quick look around after our floatplane trip before all aboard time. Looks like a really nice place and wish we had more time to spend there.

Thank skybluekid1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Heritage Center during our afternoon in Ketchikan on our cruise. It was a short visit as the museum is not real big, but the poles are amazing. The amount of history in that one small building is astounding! I highly recommend!

Thank MsTurkelton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen Totem poles around but never really understood what Totem poles were all about and why the Native Indians made them. Well now I have visited this excellent museum I know a lot more. There are lots of huge centuries old totems there...More

2  Thank englishlady_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our self-guided tour and found the live tour guides to be quite informative and intelligent. Glad we came and learned something here. Cheap admission. Free bus to get here from the ship.

Thank Silerman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our visit here. The gentleman who greeted us was kind and informative. A must-see if you're in Ketchikan.

Thank Janeen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice little museum on the free downtown city loop bus. They have old totems, not modern reproductions. They also have a hand carved Tlingit Canoe, which I did not find anywhere else. Walk back along the creek past the fish hatchery and...More

Thank Raroach
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Center is amazing with the number of Totems collected and preserved. It was a wonderful experience to see so many in one collection and to gather an understanding of the symbolism and significance of the carvings.

Thank netmoller69
Reviewed 11 April 2017

it was a beautiful day when we were there thus making a great day the carvings were out standing and a credit to the carvers.

Thank Diane G
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I love totem poles and, thanks to our wonderful guide and the poles preserved at this facility, I now understand them better. This is a place of oral history; there aren't a lot of placards to explain the poles so you need an interpretive guide...More

1  Thank Tiki L
Reviewed 26 January 2017

very atmospheric. Choc full of enormous carved totems . Lovely welcoming informative staff who give free chats every now and then which are in fact magical story tellings behind the meaning of the poles originally and the people who carved them. Small but a gem...More

1  Thank merionvw
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What is the entrance fee to Totem Heritage Center for adults / seniors / handicapped? How far is it to Totem Bight Park from the Heritage Center? Cost for the Park? Are both places worthwhile to see if you are traveling on the bus and have 5 hours total to get back to the ship??
7 July 2015|
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Response from Anita M | Property representative |
Glad that you're coming to visit Ketchikan! The Totem Heritage Center features original 19th century totem poles as well as contemporary Northwest Coast art. Admission is just $5/person. We have tour guides available to... More
Annette B
what's the easiest way to get there from the cruise ship??? how far a walk is it and is there an entrance fee for seniors??
18 May 2015|
Response from Anita M | Property representative |
The easiest way to get to the Totem Heritage Center from the docks is to take the free downtown shuttle (look for the city bus that says "free shuttle"). The shuttle runs on a 30-minute loop and stops in front of the... More