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Totem Heritage Center, Ketchikan

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The Totem Heritage Center is a historical and cultural museum founded in 1976 and located in Ketchikan, Alaska. The Center is operated by the city of Ketchikan.

The location of the Totem Heritage Center was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Alaska Totems in June 21, 1971.
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  • Very nice and informative, very interesting. Just kind of small. But worth visiting to understand all about the totems, what they mean and why they are built, and all the struggles the native tribes.....  more
    Very nice and informative, very interesting. Just kind of small. But worth visiting to understand all about the totems, what they mean and why they are built, and all the struggles the native tribes.....  more »
  • My husband I enjoyed our visit. We learned so much about local history and the meaning behind the Totem's displayed. I recommend this museum. 
    My husband I enjoyed our visit. We learned so much about local history and the meaning behind the Totem's displayed. I recommend this museum.  more »
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  • Small museum that is a good value on a rainy late September day. Paid $6 to enter. Most exhibits are of items produced within the last 40 years, so definitely more heritage than historical. Interesting, informative signage. Totem are amazing works of story telling. Adjacent creek was full of salmon on a late September day.
  • Coming in on a cruise? After you Dock take the short 15 minute walk from Coffee Creek along the Married Man’s Trail up along the Ketchikan Creek to Herring Way next to City Park and arrive after 8am to tour the Totem Heritage Center. A trip well worth the walk. If you are too tired to walk back to town you can catch the free bus just out front to downtown that runs every fifteen minutes. It is easy to spend an hour inside and well worth it. Minimal entry fee and donations welcomed.

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