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totem heritage center

The evidence of Native Alaskans is everywhere in Ketchikan, from a colorfully painted city bus to Chief Johnson’s Totem Pole at the center of town.

Ketchikan boasts the largest number of totem poles in Alaska, a collection that includes recently carved poles and some that are more than 100 years old. The Totem Heritage Center, which offers classes in Native arts, houses a large collection of Native artifacts, including several ancient totem poles, cedar bark baskets, beaded regalia, button robes, and other beautifully hand-crafted works of art.

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Potlatch Park

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

Tongass Historical Museum

Explore the feisty and fascinating history of Alaska's First City through dynamic exhibits of photographs, art and artifacts. In the heart of Ketchikan.

Totem Heritage Center

Discover this internationally renowned collection of 19th Century totem poles retrieved from remote Native village sites. Tours, exhibits on Native arts and culture.

Where The Eagle Walks

Historic walk of downtown Ketchikan & Creek Street. Presentations of Tlingit culture & traditions. Specializing in group tours & presentations. Tours of the Native Village of Saxman. Former Borough Mayor.

  1. Potlatch Park

  2. Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

    • 50 Main St.
    • Ketchikan, AK  99901
    • Phone: (907) 228-6220
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  3. Tongass Historical Museum

    Explore the feisty and fascinating history of Alaska's First City through dynamic exhibits of photographs, art and artifacts. In the heart of Ketchikan.

  4. Totem Heritage Center

    Discover this internationally renowned collection of 19th Century totem poles retrieved from remote Native village sites. Tours, exhibits on Native arts and culture.

  5. Where The Eagle Walks

    • P.O. Box 6754
    • Ketchikan, AK  99901
    • Phone: (907) 225-6754
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    Historic walk of downtown Ketchikan & Creek Street. Presentations of Tlingit culture & traditions. Specializing in group tours & presentations. Tours of the Native Village of Saxman. Former Borough Mayor.