Totem Bight State Historical Park Tours

Totem Bight State Historical Park
Ketchikan is home to a rich Native Alaskan culture, which can be fully explored at the Totem Bight State Historical Park, home to 15 intricate totem poles. These poles were sourced from abandoned native villages and then restored, and each tells a unique story of Tlingit and Haida carvers.

The restoration project not only helped to preserve important elements of Native heritage, but provided older Native Alaskans with jobs and allowed younger generations to learn about this art form. Look closely at the totem poles and you’ll notice many depictions of Alaskan wildlife, as each animal has its own meaning. An eagle, for example, stands for peace and friendship, while a killer whale stands for strength. There is also an onsite replica Native village, crafted as authentically as possible. Inside the community house, where several Native families from one lineage would have lived together in one large room, visitors can get warm near a roaring fire.

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A guide is recommended for a visit to the Totem Bight State Historical Park to provide storytelling. The park is free to enter, and there are a number of trails to explore.
Address: 9883 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901, USA
Hours: Daily
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All Ketchikan Excursion

Enjoy a comprehensive overview of Ketchikan on this 3-hour tour that gives you a bit of everything: wildlife viewing, a visit to the Totem Bight and Potlatch parks, and a Ketchikan city tour. Cover more than 40 miles (64 km) during your sightseeing, learn history about the areas along the way, and snap frame-worthy photos. Your tour vehicle may be a shuttle, bus, or a trolley. Port pickup is available.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Ketchikan Totem Pole and City Tour

Explore the native heritage of the Inside Passage on a guided tour of Ketchikan and its famous totem poles. Visit Potlatch Park and the Totem Bight State Park, together home to dozens of painted totems plus an Alaskan clan house, cabins, and canoes that re-create a traditional native village. See how totems are carved at a workshop, and enjoy a bonus visit to an antique car exhibit and a Russian museum that houses a rare gun collection.
  • Duration: 90 to 120 mins
  • Duration: 90 to 120 mins
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Private Tour on 14 Passenger Shuttle Bus in Ketchikan Alaska

The sightseeing options are endless on this private shuttle-bus tour of Ketchikan. Charter a comfortable vehicle, accommodating up to 14 of your family and friends, and explore the city and surrounding areas for two or three hours. Your chauffeur-guide provides itinerary suggestions for the amount of time selected. See only what you want to see, and spend as much time as you like at an attraction — such as Totem Bight State Park, hiking and wildlife viewing, and city shopping and dining. It’s up to you!
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private 4-Hour Ketchikan City Tour

Discover Ketchikan on a private 4-hour tour that is customized to your interests. Select from top destinations such as Totem Bight Park, Ward Creek Trail in Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan city, or look for black bears near the hatchery at Herring Cove. Includes private guide and vehicle, and port pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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2 Hour Alaska Rainforest Walk and Totem Park Small Group Tour

Focus on the scenery of Tongass National Forest and Totem Park on this eco tour from Ketchikan. Traveling with a small group of just 11 people or fewer means you'll get personalized attention and plenty of time to ask questions of your guide. Follow your guide on a walk through the Alaskan rain forest and Totem Park, where you'll get views and photo ops of pristine creeks, ancient trees, and moss-covered ground. There's even a geo-caching scavenger hunt to keep kids interested and occupied.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Totem Bight and Ketchikan City Tour

Enjoy Totem Bight State Historical Park and Ketchikan on this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour. Travel along a coastal highway for the city tour and get to know Alaskan history. Then, stroll into the seaside park’s forest and discover towering cedar totems, restored and newly carved by Tlingit and Haida artisans. Receive a glimpse into what Alaska indigenous villages looked like before their inhabitants left in the early 1900s to seek work in urban communities.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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