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Dolly's House Museum

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Address: 24 Creek Street, Ketchikan, AK
Phone Number: (907) 225-6329
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Back in the day !

Very interesting tour. The introduction is very interesting & demonstrated that Dolly was quite the business woman. Interesting to see the time period furnishings - & make sure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mahwah, New Jersey
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Draper, Utah
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour of this house on historic Creek Street is a glimpse in to the seedier side of Alaska's history, while learning about Ketchikans most famous Madam.

Thank rdwar58
Mahwah, New Jersey
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting tour. The introduction is very interesting & demonstrated that Dolly was quite the business woman. Interesting to see the time period furnishings - & make sure to notice the "flowers" on the shower curtain!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

It doesn't take long to look through Dolly's place, half an our max. I loved the introduction on arrival, it provided a brief insight into Dolly and life in Ketchikan way back then. Given Creek Street was once a brothel wonderland, it is only appropriate that we explore the only remaining one. Don't miss the decorative condoms on the shower... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Dolly took her pain and turned into her legacy. Her history lives on in her well perserved home. Make this tour a stop on your jaunt through the town. She was quite the business woman and philanthropist too! Interesting to see how time stands still by looking in each room in this tiny home.

Thank rayej
Woodbine, Maryland
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Dolly's House is a restored museum reflecting the history of one of many brothels of Ketchikan's past. Dolly had an interesting background and served her community in many ways. The lady's that welcome you into the museum tell the story about Dolly, and her patrons with a humorous twist. This is a fun place to visit for half an hour... More 

Elverta, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Not all would approve of this stop, but hey it is what it is and has quite a bit of history. I have been stopped by the ladies and posed with them as I have a throw back t shirt in mint condition that is most likely over ten years old. There are many of places to visit along creek... More 

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Largo, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Great way to spend 30 minutes. It is a small museum with a fun history. We were the last couple through the house before it closed for the day, and ladies working were so fun to chat with! The house is almost unchanged from when Dolly lived there, so it gave you look back in time.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

We were delighted with the Ketchikan and never regret the time spent there. Ketchikan today represents almost two-century history of Alaska and in my opinion is a very interesting place for real travelers.

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ballwin mo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

If you want to spend $ 10.00 a head to see a 1890 Brothel Go for it. ! There are more interesting things to do on Creek Street than to visit this tourist trap.

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

A very interesting tour for the whole family. Even though Dolly's occupation might be suspect, the tour is presented in such a way that is enjoyable for everyone. Learn what life was like back then.

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