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Chief Son-I-Hat's Whalehouse

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Fabulous we went on Monday

Excellent recommend the Totem cafe! Lovely walk, Great place. No better totems-In my opinion(except... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2018
Jan T
Craig, Alaska
Neat little stop

This place is an important place and had a great totem park. We were fortunate enough to be there... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Carson City, Nevada
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S. Thorne Bay Rd, Kasaan, Prince of Wales Island, AK
+1 908-542-2230
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Our small boat cruise stopped here for an after noon tour of the Whalehouse. There are many tribal clan houses in the SE Alaska panhandle. This one was particularly interesting for the whale totem and the new pole erected only days before our stop.

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

Excellent recommend the Totem cafe! Lovely walk, Great place. No better totems-In my opinion(except the new Veterans Totem in Klawock)

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This place is an important place and had a great totem park. We were fortunate enough to be there as they carved the totem for the newly rebuilt house and had the opportunity to participate in carving it. Great nature walk from the cultural center...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

It is a long drive from anywhere on Prince of Wales Island, but hey, you're stuck on a island-go for it! Although I live here on POW, I have been to the Whalehouse many times over the years by myself and with guests. It is...More

1  Thank Stephanie J
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is a MUST SEE if you come to Prince of Wales Island. First off the location is paradise on a beautiful day, right on the ocean and the walk to the Whalehouse is spectacular!! To see this historic building will leave you speechless, with...More

1  Thank Carol F
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The real Haida name for our clan house is Naay Iiwaans, and it was built in the late 1800s, by Yaadas Eagle nobleman Saanixaat ( "Sonihat") and has been restored twice, since then. Our local tribal government, the Organized Village of Kasaan managed and oversaw...More

3  Thank Super8KetchikanGuest
Reviewed 31 October 2015

You will not want to miss seeing the oldest standing longhouse in North America, now on the National Register of Historic places. It is the former home of a wealthy Haida chief, Son-I-Hat. It is accessible by boat or by driving along one of America’s...More

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