Small museum but thorough with artifacts and history of the small area. Displays were nice and staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
Keep your expectations reasonable, and this little museum will not disappoint. It does not have a lot of things on exhibit, but there are a number of interesting photos with explanatory information. It has clean bathrooms, and is near the Married Man's trail which is very scenic and leads to the fish ladder by the bridge.
not a lot but nice information is how I see it but I know others will love it. not much to see and well bathrooms on ground are forest preserve type smell
This museum is only two rooms, hence the three dollar entrance fee. I found the exhibits really interesting. Lots of old pictures as well. A pleasant way to spend 30 minutes. It is close to the entrance to the funicular and married man's trail.
This museum gives a nice overview of how the logging and fishing industries and the local First Nation cultures influenced the history of Ketchikan. The artifiacts are nicely displayed and described. There is a great large-scale model of a fishing boat. Combine this museum with the Totem Heritage Center, and you will gain a fairly thorough understanding of Ketchikan and... More
Absolutely incredible collection of local and state artifacts, narratives, and photography's beautifully displayed--best $3.00 I've spent on a vacation!
Basically 2 rooms with pictures and some displays about the town. I was really looking for more information on the totem poles, and this looks like the place as there are several totem poles surrounding it
A real waste of time in Ketchikan. A few framed photos and a couple of indifferent exhibits uncreatively presented cannot justify even the nominal $3.00 charge for entry. It seems to exist to provide an opportunity to use their restrooms, but you can take advantage gratis without actually entering the museum. An odd totem pole at the entrance promises much... More
the museum is at the top end of creek st, next to the bus stop, it only costs a couple of dollars and gives a good insight into the local history. It is well laid out and informative and it would be a shameto miss it if you were in town
We visited after we had been in Ketchikan for a few days. I wish we had started here. For $2 a quick walk through will give you a real sense of where you are and put the rest of your trip in perspective.
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