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Tongass Historical Museum

Tongass Historical Museum Tours and Activities

The history, art and culture of Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska are preserved and promoted by the Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan.

The museum’s program of permanent and temporary exhibits, workshops, educational programs and events explores the region’s varied history over the centuries.

Changing exhibits might cover photography or local collections, local history or community projects. The museum’s permanent exhibits include ‘The First People,’ with Native Alaskan artifacts, tools and art from various cultures including the Tlingit people.

The museum has an extensive collection of archival and photographic material, which can be browsed by appointment.

Photo sourced from the City of Ketchikan

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629 Dock Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901
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Ketchikan Self-Guided Audio Tour

Ketchikan Self-Guided Audio Tour

This informative audio guided tour of the old fishing town of Ketchikan will take you on a historic journey where you will learn about its history and legends and see sights such as famous Ketchikan Creek and Salmon ladder and beautiful Thomas Basin Harbour. Submerge yourself in Ketchikan, the Salmon Capital of the World. Located far south in Alaska, Ketchikan is a beautiful area surrounded by the Tongass Narrows and Deer Mountain in the background. On this audio tour, you will learn about the history and legends of the local aboriginal tribes at the Totem Heritage Centre and Stedman Thomas Historic District. You will also see the Chief Kyan Totem Museum, the Tongass Historical Museum, learn about the Legend of Raven Stealing the Sun, see the Ketchikan Creek with Salmon Ladder, the Thomas Basin Harbour, Dolly's House with the Red Light District, and learn about the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show. Your tour. Your way.
  • 2 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Tongass Historical Museum hours of operation?
Tongass Historical Museum hours of operation: Open May - Sept 8am - 5pm daily, Oct - Apr Tue - Fri 1pm - 5pm, Sat 10am - 4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Tongass Historical Museum tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Tongass Historical Museum can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 1 Tongass Historical Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
How much does it cost to visit Tongass Historical Museum 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Tongass Historical Museum costs USD 15.29. Guided Tongass Historical Museum tours start around USD 15.29 per person. See all 1 Tongass Historical Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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