Tongass Trading Company
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Founded in September, 1898 as "Strong & Johnstone Co." by Ketchikan pioneers Henry C. Strong and Frederick C. Johnstone, it was renamed Tongass Trading Company in 1900, and incorporated in October, 1901. At the turn of the century, Tongass Trading Company supplied the miners and mining camps throughout Southeast Alaska. In the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, Tongass Trading Company provided supplies, gear and storage to the commercial halibut fishing fleet, as well as household goods, clothes and groceries to local residents. In the mid and latter part of the 20th century, Tongass also supplied the booming logging camps of Southeast Alaska. Through the years, Tongass Trading Company has kept pace with progress and the changing industries of Alaska. Today, Tongass Trading Company supplies commercial and sport fishing gear, hardware, furniture and clothing to industry and residents of Southeast Alaska. Additionally, Tongass Trading Company is a popular stop for cruise ship travelers looking for uniquely Alaskan curios, gifts and souvenirs.
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Beachkay
Oakley, UT5 contributions
Mar 2022
I have an upcoming cruise scheduled to Alaska and was searching for a jacket I could purchase ahead of time instead of waiting to get into port and needing a rain jacket. I found jackets on this site for myself and hubby and my parents and proceeded to order. I had a question so I was able to reach out via text chat and Jena answered me quickly and also stated there is free shipping if $100 in purchase going on at this time, I was only $12 away so I really decided to look around the site as she held my order until the next day. I decided, I would purchase all my grandkids a souvenir (t-shirts) and just have them shipped to me, alleviating the need to shop and enjoy my vacation and I don't have to haul them home! This site has so many cute things! The next day they processed my order and made the adjustments for me as needed. My order was placed on Friday March 18th and I actually have my items in hand today Tuesday March 22nd in Utah! The service with this company has been outstanding! Thank you to the team that helped get this order to me in an absolutely unexpected timely manner! Kudo's to the team! Jena, Rebecca and Kendra!
Written March 22, 2022
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James A
New Smyrna Beach, FL1,161 contributions
May 2022
5.17.22; great store and fair prices. I got muchly need gloves for the cold; we got post cards, knit hat, more gloves for the wife, candy bars, and a tee shirt. Very helpful staff.
Written May 28, 2022
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daniel f
Red Bay, Canada760 contributions
Jun 2017 • Business
What a very quirky ,nutty ,almost anything you may need kinda shop,some great prices,and some nice stuff,right off the wharf, a must check out if ever here,cheers
Written June 12, 2017
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Theresa W
New Smyrna Beach, FL465 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Big shop lots of things to purchase, be sure you look for the local discount book, it will have some great deals. If you can wait to get off the ship to make your purchase for a jacket or sweatshirt this is the place to pick one up, they would be great gifts if you have that much room in your suitcase.
Written September 26, 2016
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Maurene_K
Dover, NH10,188 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
During our shopping marathon in Ketchikan, we went to Tongass Trading Company which was an enormous store.

The store is fully stocked with every type of souvenir one could possibly want. The goods are all of good quality and at excellent prices.

I got:
● a sport cap with ALASKA – THE LAST FRONTIER embroidered for $4.99 – Caps with embroidery are usually $12.99 + up elsewhere
● an Inside Passage coffee cup at $2.99 - Such souvenir cups are usually at least $9.99, if not $15.00 or more, in other tourist areas
● an ALASKA 49TH STATE patch at $4.99
● an ALASKA - THE GREAT LAND decal at $1.99
● an ALASKA collectible pin at $2.99

My friend bought several items, too.

We were very pleased with our purchases here. We highly recommend shopping here and making this your Ketchikan Souvenir Headhunters.

We rate Tongass Trading Company at 5.0.

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Written August 31, 2017
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Matt N
Doonan, Australia27 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Good stores for shopping for souvenirs,some things are pricey so watch the prices,only bad thing about the whole shopping experience in Ketchikan is that almost 99% of the products being sold are made in China,however there are local products on sale if you lok around.
Written May 13, 2017
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angelhair793
Port Jervis, NY92 contributions
Jul 2019
The prices and assortment was totally amazing! I shopped until I dropped! I purchased a jacket that I adore, I wish I bought one in every color!
Written October 12, 2019
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Mike_PeggyThompson
218 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Best prices in Alaska you would think a location right on the dock would jack up the prices we have traveled all over Alaska from Juneau , Haynes Petersburg.... but no one beats these prices I bought a jacket for my Husband he liked it so much he wonted to go back no this is a man why hates shopping he bought jackets and hats for all or children and grandchildren I was shocked he was having fun saving money . We will be In Alaska for a few more months so we will be mailing our things ahead to save on extra luggage fees.
Written August 8, 2019
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WOW! Thank you for the great review and we are so happy to read that you and your husband enjoyed our store! Thank you for shopping with us and enjoy this beautiful state while you're here.
Written August 11, 2019
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angelhair793
Port Jervis, NY92 contributions
Aug 2018
Love this place, prices were extremely low compared to other places in Alaska....if you’re looking for Alaskan gifts to bring home...you’ve come to the right place!
Written July 9, 2019
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Thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed our store and noticed the great prices!
Written July 11, 2019
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Gary H
New Orleans, LA29 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Had bought no souvenirs until last stop in Ketchikan. Ducked in here as was on way to cruise ship. Large store, good selection, reasonable prices by comparison. Some items broke in luggage. Replacing by ordering online. Website could be easier to navigate, especially if you want to change quantity before checkout.
Written June 19, 2019
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