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“Excellent very small museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tongass Historical Museum

Tongass Historical Museum
Ranked #25 of 56 things to do in Ketchikan
Certificate of Excellence
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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173 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Excellent very small museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

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.

Visited July 2013
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Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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227 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Small, but comprehensive museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

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 Southeastern Alaska.

Visited June 2013
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“DON'T MISS THIS!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

Absolutely incredible collection of local and state artifacts, narratives, and photography's beautifully displayed--best $3.00 I've spent on a vacation!

Visited July 2013
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texas
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75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“$3 seems a bit much”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2013 via mobile

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

Visited June 2013
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Atlanta
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50 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Threadbare museum with nominal entry fee”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

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 than what is on display.

Visited June 2013
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