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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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If you ever wondered how a working girl lived back then. You should visit Dolly's House museum. Dolly must have been quite a lady, because it seemed she had all the modern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Patricia L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you ever wondered how a working girl lived back then. You should visit Dolly's House museum. Dolly must have been quite a lady, because it seemed she had all the modern conveniences of the day, and a somewhat interesting choice of décor.

Thank Patricia L
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entry to the museum was included in our tour. It doesn't take long to walk through the two storey house and I don't think we would've entered if it wasn't part of our tour. It was interesting to hear Dolly's story.

Thank Barbara Z
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Real fun and such interesting history.well worth 10 bucks for the tour. There are some funny legends written on the wall

Thank Andy K
Los Osos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was interesting to know about this enterprising lady and how she got through the early times of the Gold Rush.

Thank Gene H
Helena, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our walk in Ketchikan we visited Dolly's House Museum. Just a small two story bordello. Wasn't impressed Not worth the price of admission. Many other places to visit in Ketchikan that are more interesting and more historical value.

Thank Arnold S
Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When this was a red-light district, Creek Street’s most famous madam, Dolly Arthur ran a bawdy house here. Calling herself a “sporting woman” she provided her services until prostitution became outlawed in 1954. Today visitors can tour her home which is filled with antiques and old photographs and step back in time and see the house as it looked in... More 

Thank cz63
Hamilton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Furnished as it was originally, this house in the red light district is a fun place to tour. Stories told by our tour guide were hilarious, and I'm sure at least a few were true.

1 Thank sleepy2l
Mexico City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovingly restored, with many pictures and old items, you get an intimate view of an important aspect of a bygone era common to all pioneer towns. Definitely worth the 10 Dollars entrance fee.

1 Thank mdommdom
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip to Dolly’s House on Creek Street was okay. A tour of Ketchikan that we had booked included admission to Dolly’s House. Otherwise, I don’t know if the $10 price to the house would have been worth it. The house itself is quite small and you go through the whole thing in less than half an hour. You start... More 

1 Thank David E
Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dolly's house museum reflects the Red Light District back in times past. Several displays are presented in the house museum of the time period with several pictures of the madams scattered throughout. Enjoyable but not sure if worth $10 per person but still glad to visit.

Thank BruceJ32406

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