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The Totem Heritage Center was established in 1976 to house and preserve endangered 19th century totem poles retrieved from uninhabited Tlingit and Haida village sites near Ketchikan and to preserve and promote Native artistic and cultural traditions...more
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You can take a nice stroll from Creek street to get to the museum. You will be walking along the creek and catch some salmon action during the spawning season. Otherwise, you can take the free shuttle which will bring you here easily too. It's...More
Walked to Totem Heritage Center from Creek Street like many other reviewers have done. Since my hubby and I have already visited other totem heritage centers on our past cruises we opted to skip this museum. From here we hopped on the free shuttle service...More
This is a good little museum. The lighting was a little poor so it was hard to see some of the exhibits properly. They had a nice selection, though, and good signage. There aren't just totems- there are a lot of other items related to...More
We walked to the center from Creek Street. It was a bit of a walk but worth every step! It was amazing to learn about how totems were carved out of live trees and how tradition was to allow them to fall back to earth....More
This center was interesting as well as educational The center houses a large collection of 19th century totem poles from the Tlingit and Haida clans. Each totem tells a story that is/was important to a particular clan
This center and museum has a wonderful collection of 19th century totem poles which were taken from Tlingit and Haida villages in the area. The inhabitants left villages to be closer to the employment and educational opportunities in Ketchikan and this center obtained permission from...More
We visited this museum on September 5, 2018. We had prior to our arrival in Ketchikan learned of this place and determined it would be the first place to visit. Glad we did. The folks talking to us had extreme pride in their heritage and...More
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If you Google "Ketchican Walking Tour Map", you will find a free map which is easy to print out (or you can collect one from the Visitor Information Centre when you arrive). You will find a site called "Explore Ketchican... More
If you Google "Ketchican Walking Tour Map", you will find a free map which is easy to print out (or you can collect one from the Visitor Information Centre when you arrive). You will find a site called "Explore Ketchican" which is full of useful information. The walk is mostly flat - you can do it at your own pace, and you get to see a lot of the tourist places along the way. Cute place to wander around. I'm sure you'll enjoy your visit. Make sure you purchase some souvenirs from Creek Street - great shops, friendly people and lots to see!
Glad that you're coming to visit Ketchikan! The Totem Heritage Center features original 19th century totem poles as well as contemporary Northwest Coast art. Admission is just $5/person. We have tour guides available to... More
Glad that you're coming to visit Ketchikan! The Totem Heritage Center features original 19th century totem poles as well as contemporary Northwest Coast art. Admission is just $5/person. We have tour guides available to answer your questions. It's a great experience for those visitors looking to learn more about Native culture in Southeast Alaska.
Totem Bight State Park is an easy 20 minute bus ride north of the Totem Heritage Center, just a $1/person bus ride, 50 cents for seniors. Well worth the visit as it's a beautiful ocean side location with restored poles and a model clan house. Admission is free.
The easiest way to get to the Totem Heritage Center from the docks is to take the free downtown shuttle (look for the city bus that says "free shuttle"). The shuttle runs on a 30-minute loop and stops in front of the... More
The easiest way to get to the Totem Heritage Center from the docks is to take the free downtown shuttle (look for the city bus that says "free shuttle"). The shuttle runs on a 30-minute loop and stops in front of the Center. Otherwise, it's about a 10 minute walk for most visitors from the docks. Our nominal $5/person admission supports the Center. Looking forward to your visit! If you have additional questions, please feel free to call us at 907-225-5900. Thank you!