Great experience, learned a lot about totem poles and the local native tribes. Got to see a Tslingit dancers including some really adorable children. Get up and dance with them when they offer, it is truly fun. Be sure to pay attention to the delightful smell when you enter the long house, it will warm your soul
The walk - a long stroll, really - along the water from Ketchikan to Saxman is more enjoyable than the village itself. We saw bald eagles roosting, walking on the water's edge and flying gracefully, on the way there. A dozen totem poles have been brought to Saxman and placed around a tribal house that was sill being used by... 更多
Wonderful display of totem poles. Interesting. There is viewing area where you can see someone working on a totem pole. Easy to walk around. Admission is $5.00 per person.
We visited the Saxman Totem Village as part of a cruise shore tour from Ketchikan. Our guide was able to tell us about some of the totems, but we were not able to access the workshop, but we could see some of what was going on inside from the windows. We also did not have access to the clan house.
We enjoyed a visit to Totem Bight a few years ago, so we decided to check out Saxman on our recent visit. We caught the local bus on Stedman (down the street from the pink Federal Building) -- one dollar each way. The ride to Saxman was very short, and the driver helpfully instructed everyone where to get off for... 更多
Took the local $2 bus (all day ticket) down to Saxman village, bought the $5 entry ticket and the $1 booklet guide to the poles. Job done! The site included 21 or so poles of varying themes and sizes, and a clan house which was apparently only open to tour groups, however, 4 of us just happened to be around... 更多