they are only open around the cruise ship schedules & a ways out the road, so good to make sure they are open or take a tour, but well worth it. Right next to Totem Bight State Park within the stunning Tongass National Rainforest, it is well removed from town & a nice excursion. There is a weapons museum, taxidermy examples of native animals, a very good Alaskan bookstore, an actual Haida carving shed & many antique cars. There are a couple of antique cars within the bookstore/museum/souvenier shop main building, but there is also a whole warehouse of them as one descends the path through the rainforest to the beach. The Haida carving shed smells heavenly of cedar & has totem poles-in-progress being carved for observation. The native village replica is authentic & includes dwellings & a replica smokehouse for preserving fish & meat The overall ambiance outside gives one the sense of how it was to really live here & the subsistence lifestyle prevalence of the natives a couple hundred years ago.
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