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Dolly's House Museum

24 Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK
(907) 225-6329
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Ranked #12 of 21 Attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Museums
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Machias, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is a really cool place -- unfortunately we couldn't get into it because of time constraints, but on our next visit we will get there. For those who don't know -- this was a bordello. So parents may not want to take their children inside.

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Sydney, Australia
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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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Fresno, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It cost 10 dollars to get in and I would say it's a waste of money, but then this comes part of our tour so we did it anyways. Dolly's house is in the red light district and at that time when she bought it, it only took her two weeks to pay the house in full. She must have... More

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Was great to visit Dollys house. Apparently everything is the same bar the wallpaper which had to be changed. You get to listen to a recording in every room giving information about her. Would recommend

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busymom1991
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Very interesting to see how things use to be. Most of the house is in it's orginal state. ie, fixtures, dishes etc. It was included in our tour.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you have extra time, check out Dolly's house. It's silly, cheap fun to fill up the day. Don't go with crazy high hopes, just go for the fun and sights...and enjoy! Be sure to read the outside captions too! "Dolly's House where both men and salmon go up stream to spawn!"

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Didn't go in, sure was cute ! The " Ladies of the night" standing outside were appropriately resisted and had " attitude" to entice you to take the Tour. Looked Fun...we'd run out of time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We visited here while on a cruise. We loved Ketchikan and Creek Street. Dolly's House is near the end of Creek Street. It is a bit expensive for what you get but seems to be authentic. It is a museum dedicated to Ketchikan's famous madam, Dolly. The house is well maintained. It contains a kitchen, dining room, Dolly's room and... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Very quick self guided tour. We got the tickets for free with another tour or we would have never considered going into an old time brothel. There was a quick intro by a lady at the entrance who asked us to pay as soon as we walked in, she came across as rude to me as she kept stopping her... More

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