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Interesting Tlingit Community House

Nice recreation of a Tlingit Community House in on a small island in the small boat harbor... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
charleston, sc
Beautiful History

What a cool little oasis in the middle of the harbour! Make sure to walk around the back and... read more

Reviewed September 21, 2017
Carmen W
Alberta, Canada
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“small island”(2 reviews)
“totem poles”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Shake House is a good example of a traditional Haida house. We were there for story telling. Worth a visit.

Thank Lorraine2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Marvelous tour. The Long House is beautiful. The history and stories told were fantastic. I would go again.

Thank 358rainyk
Reviewed August 24, 2018

This is a great place. But, first visit the Wrangell visitor center to really lean more about it. It is open the day a small cruise boat is in the harbor. We found out what day that was and went out early in the morning....More

Thank fiddlestogo
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Nice recreation of a Tlingit Community House in on a small island in the small boat harbor. Beautiful location but usually closed unless an event is going on. The amazing totems are behind the building under cover and in need of restoration. More signs telling...More

Thank rellis
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I took a self guided totem pole walk tour which brought us to shakes island. Could have been great because the poles were very interesting but they lacked any sign to explain their history or interpretation.

Thank Active3boys
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

The house was not open when we went. It’s a tiny island right in the city marina - well kept, but we didn’t learn any of its significance or what is inside. Behind the building are a number of old totem poles, all horizontal on...More

Thank cararro
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Great presentation on some of the history of the local native clans, which included dance and singing and a chance to see the clan robes.

Thank Jaqui2001
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

What a cool little oasis in the middle of the harbour! Make sure to walk around the back and discover all there is there.

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Reviewed September 15, 2017

While on my stay in Wrangell this was pretty much the One Place I was hoping to make it to see during my stay. Was so happy to make it here and see all the history that you get a see here. I recommend that...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed September 1, 2017

Shake's Island is a nice place to visit while in Wrangell. Culturally interesting with authentic totem poles (some lying on the ground) to view from closeup. We enjoyed the walk out there.

Thank wannatravlmor
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