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Totem Heritage Center, Ketchikan

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  • The Heritage center is full of wonderful artifacts and some of the oldest Totem in Alaska, the staff is very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions. It’s worth walking or catching the city ...  more »
  • Visited the Totem Heritage Center during a rainy day in July. This building is small but has some very powerful items and lots of information regarding the history of Totem Poles. It was easy to get t...  more »
  • One of the symbols of Alaska and with a long history. Very nice museum on the meaning of all those totem poles that you really come across anywhere. Informative and colorful. For you not to let this $5 If you're interested.
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  • Take the Free Shuttle Off the Carnival cruise ship to the Free Shuttle and a rainy day in Ketchikan we went to the Totem Heritage Center which was warm and dry with some very neat totem poles and history. The admission was only $5 person. They preserves and perpetuates the living artistic traditions of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples that gave rise to the original totem poles on display and provides the opportunity to discover, learn and practice Native arts to inspire cultural understanding. Their knowledgeable staff helped us and other visitors gain a historical context with which to approach contemporary totem poles and the cultural traditions present in their community. There are restrooms in the back and they limit food/drinks in areas but could take photos throughout. Great place to stop by for a rainy day.
  • Great Hertiage and history of a culture so many years old, artwork created with out the benefits of power tool
  • Very impressive! Seeing these gigantic, 200+ year old totem poles will leave you feeling awestruck. And the knowledge of the staff makes this a destination you shouldn't miss.
  • Great place, friendly, articulate, informative staff. Be aware, several of the photos posted by others, not the owners, were taken at the saxman tribal center. Don't come here expecting to see the big lodge. Do come to see history and learn.
  • Small place, but very informative. The docent is excellent and answered all of our questions, including the technical ones!
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