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Address: 24 Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK
Phone Number: (907) 225-6329
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history of the brothel dolly house

great little museum and former brothel run by miss dolly, you get to see her house as it was back in the 1800's and learn the history of her business and the local miners that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
CHRIS L
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

great little museum and former brothel run by miss dolly, you get to see her house as it was back in the 1800's and learn the history of her business and the local miners that would come and see her. lots of great item to look at and tons of great pics from that time. very cheap to get in,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Got a touch of Dollys as we wandered down the board walk. History is always great as these gals put on a good show and you might learn something

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Calgary, AB, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This great old house located on Creek Street is like a step back in time, to back when the street was the Red Light District of Ketchikan. It was interesting learning of the prevalence of prostitution in Alaska, and of Dolly's entrepreneurial spirit. The house has been so well kept, with all of the original wallpapers and accessories, and all... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My husband love stating after a visit to Dolly's that I took him to a brothel. This was a cool museum and our tour guides were wonderful. I asked tons of questions and they had answers. There were a lot of laughs with the "men's bathroom" and it was cool to see all the old fixtures. They had a video... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Then you'll enjoy Dolly's. It's a former brothel and Dolly was a very colorful lady. Stop here awhile the staff were neat The stories about the history of the brothel are interesting. Small place and a short visit but hey something size doesn't matter and a quickie can do you good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

When I say color, I mean of the 'red light district' kind. Dolly's house is a former working brothel in the old style. Great local history about a wonderful, albeit fallen as they say, woman. Located right on Creek Street (the red light district) near shopping including the gallery of a internationally known Tlingit carver.

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stopped here while walking through town. The staff were nice and sweet. The stories about the madam were interesting. If you decide to walk through town, it is worth stopping in and reading/hearing about the past.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It amazes me how small the accommodations were. I lived in Ketchikan for a summer. We saw most of the touristy stuff. This place was an interesting little bit of history.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Dollys House the first brothel in Ketchikan. What a fascinating place. Everything is as it was left when she left it to the city as a museum. Definitely worth a visit. We booked. Saxman Village tour which included the Totem Poles, wildlife viewing as well as entry to Dollys when we got off the ship in Ketchikan. We were glad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed visiting Dolly's House while strolling around Creek Street. Because it was near the end of the season it only cost $15 for both of us. It's a very small house and doesn't take long to visit but it's fun to go back in time. The condoms decorating the shower curtain in the bathroom are a... More 

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