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Ketchikan's Most Famous Brothel

Dolly Arthur bought this house for $800 and worked as a madam here until she was 72. Prostitution... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Marlton, New Jersey
History of Dolly's House

I had heard about this place, and so we decided to take the tour of the house. It was very... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Burnsville, Minnesota
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24 Creek St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6508
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dolly Arthur bought this house for $800 and worked as a madam here until she was 72. Prostitution was illegal on land so they built Creek Street on stilts. It is $10 per person to tour this house. They have plaques and TVs in every...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed November 15, 2018

In truth, we did not actually visit this attraction as we had already visited a brothel in Skagway. We took a peek inside but the $10 admission per person was a bit steep for a 15 minute visit in this small house. The house is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Della G
Reviewed October 28, 2018

My friend and I took a little tour out of the Visitors Center and got a ticket to go inside Dolly's all included for the price of the driving tour. Otherwise it's $10.00 a person. Well worth it if you have to pay!! We were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

I had heard about this place, and so we decided to take the tour of the house. It was very interesting and humorous as how she had set up everything for the enjoyment of men

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank mobandi
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Be sure to visit “Dolly’s” restored original brothel home when visiting Ketchikan. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. Highly Recommended! The volunteer “ladies of the night” invite you to come in for a “quickie” off the boardwalk as you pass by. DO IT. GO IN...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Before visiting Ketchikan, a lecturer on the cruise ship gave a history of Ketchikan and of the women who went to settle there. Dolly was the most famous of the brothel owners, but certainly not the only one. She made a fortune by providing the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marcia71
Reviewed October 1, 2018

This came as a free extra with one of our other excursions we booked on the cruise ship. Wouldn't of gone otherwise. But it was fun learning a lil bit of history about the place and seeing how they lived there...

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Craig M
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This museum highlights the "brothel" era in Ketchikan. It was the house of the most predominant madam in town. It's situated on the boardwalk of Creek Street. It is very cluttered. So it is hard to get a real understanding of what life was like....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank brissie16
Reviewed September 25, 2018

So much history in this little museum, so much to see and read! Really enjoyed our visit here, the house is kept just about as it was many years ago. She was a colorful character!! Don't miss the shower curtain!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stournay
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Dolly was surely one of the most interesting and notorious citizens in Ketchikan. We walked past her house but did not go in as time was of the essence for us. The brightly painted green house sits on pilings on Creek Street and her Dolly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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May 29, 2015|
Response from Cruisinbob | Reviewed this property |
Yes.. lots of fun.