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Tongass Historical Museum

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A view of the past and not so past Ketchikan

Great place to visit as to gain an insight into the history of Ketchikan from the native... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
Great little Museum in Ketchikan

This was a nice surprise - smaller Museum but with some very interesting exhibits and some... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
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629 Dock St, Ketchikan, AK 99901-6529
+1 907-225-5900
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum and found it to be very informative about the history of Ketchikan. If you are in the area and have the time, I would suggest a visit. This would make a great rainy day activity. Note if you go to this...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This pleasant museum is filled with artifacts and countless photos of people and places from long ago in the Ketchikan area. I perused all of the pictures, hoping for a glimpse of my Great Aunt Pearl, who taught school in Ketchikan decades ago. No such...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 12 September 2018

A must visit.. so informative. Great displays, A great quick history of the area and its people. Dont miss it

Thank skygoddess45
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Great place to visit as to gain an insight into the history of Ketchikan from the native inhabitants, prospectors to the settlers and everyday life at the turn of the century until now. Highly recommend.

Thank TreeAtlanta
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We visited the museum on a walking tour of Ketchikan. It is very close to the cruise ship terminal. The exhibits are very well displayed and contain a lot of historical information. We were able to get great insights into Native American culture as well...More

Thank nirmalm2013
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This museum does a good job tracing the history of Ketchikan. It covers both Native American and recent settlers. Lots of pictures and artifacts. It took us about an hour to look at the exhibits. Is easy walk from the cruise ship pier to the...More

Thank JMMdeABQ
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This was a nice surprise - smaller Museum but with some very interesting exhibits and some fascinating photographs of the history of Ketchikan and its residents. Worth seeing if you are in town doing the shops and only a few blocks from where the Cruise...More

Thank Gisele D
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Within walking distance to cruise ships. Open daily, free and on the Creek Street board walk. It's free.

Thank CaliforniaDesert760
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The location was easy to get to. Once inside, you can probably walk through the exhibit in about 20-30 minutes. Very informative discussion with the staff at the front desk. Some nice photos of days gone past. Actual tools and pieces of local history preserved...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Military get in free which was nice. I loved the the photos and artifacts they had in the museum. I found them all entertaining and educational.

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