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Dolly's House Museum

24 Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK
(907) 225-6329
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Ranked #12 of 18 Attractions in Ketchikan
Type: Museums
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Ketchikan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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