This is a very worthwhile way to spend an hour or so. This is an important part of history that this place helps preserve. A must see. An easy walk from Creek Street! Take rain gear, as it showers on and off!
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The heritage center is easily accessible for all ages. The shuttle in Ketchikan from the cruise port is complimentary, and this is one of the hop on-hop off stops, not far from Creek Street. Entry is $5 per person. It doesn't take long to visit...More
Thank you for visiting! The free downtown shuttle is a great way to access both the Totem Heritage Center and the Tongass Historical Museum. It runs on a 25 minute loop so it's a great way to see the museums and Ketchikan.
Walk up Creek Street by the creek to the top and you will find the Totem Heritage Center. Great examples of old native Alaskan totems, history, types, etc. Custom almost died after 1900 but this center helped renew interest and carving skills!
On a rainy day in Ketchikan, this was a neat way to spend our afternoon. We learned a lot from the information and pictures posted around the center, but we learned the most by talking to the employee who was incredibly knowledgeable about the history...More
Thanks so much for visiting and for taking the time to learn more from our tour guides! Our guides really appreciate visitors like you who are interested in knowing more about Ketchikan, our history and heritage. Safe travels!
We walked to this location from town after our excursion. Seeing the older totems was pretty cool, but the center is so tiny. We were hoping to see a lot more.More
We don't often hear the word "tiny" used with totem poles ;). We would encourage all of our visitors to spend time with our tour guides to get more insight into the incredibly rich and complex cultures behind the totem poles - it definitely gives...More
During our two day stay in Ketchikan we visited the Totem Heritage Center, Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, the Totem Museum and took a bus out to Totem Bight Park. Of these, the Totem Heritage would be my priority since it provided by far the best...More
Thanks for taking the time to visit the Totem Heritage Center! We're glad that you enjoyed your time in Ketchikan.
We hadn't planned on going here because we had a guided tour through Totem Bight Park, but our AM tour got shifted to mid afternoon. For the inconvenience of the change we got a brief tour of town and dropped off here. Lucky for us,...More