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  • Address: 9883 N Tongass Hwy, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901, USA
  • Hours: Daily

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Totem Bight State Historical Park Tours

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.

Practical Info

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.

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Totem Bight and Ketchikan City Tour, Ketchikan, null
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Totem Bight and Ketchikan City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

Discover Alaska's famous totem poles at Totem Bight State Park. This seaside park offers sweeping views of the ocean and important cultural interpretation. ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $64.00
All Ketchikan Excursion, Ketchikan, Cultural Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

All Ketchikan Excursion

3 star rating: Worth doing 19 Reviews

The 3 hour All Ketchikan Excursion is the most complete and comprehensive land tour available in Ketchikan, Alaska. Combining the 90 minute South Tour --City ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Ketchikan Totem Pole and City Tour, Ketchikan, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Ketchikan Totem Pole and City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

Take a beautiful 90 minute tour north of town on our historical trolley or our modern shuttles buses, visit the Potlatch Park and the Totem Bight State Park ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.00
Private 4-Hour Ketchikan City Tour, Ketchikan, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Private 4-Hour Ketchikan City Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Take your time and see every point on the compass! Ketchikan has so many sights to see and this 4-hour excursion is the way to get them all in without standing ...  Read more

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $619.00
Private Tour on 14 Passenger Shuttle Bus in Ketchikan Alaska, Ketchikan, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Private Tour on 14 Passenger Shuttle Bus in Ketchikan Alaska

Charter a private shuttle bus for 14 passenger. Includes driver/guide and rate is for 2 hours throughout the city of Ketchikan.

Location: Ketchikan, Alaska
Duration: Flexible

From USD $700.00

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