Admission of $3 was more to support their expansion potential than for the exhibit, which was rather small. But they had many interesting artifacts in excellent condition. If you were interested in the regalia of the Native Peoples, tools, etc. it was well worth it.
My husband and I found the Tongass Historical Museum to be very interesting. It had history of the area as well as information about totem poles. The museum is not real large so was easy to walk through.
Walked over from Creek Street and spent about an hour inside the museum. Staff very nice and it was actually more interesting then I thought it would be. Lots of great pictures of then and now - really informative about the area and the people. Close to dock area, very easy to walk back.
The history and displays were very impressive! We only had an hour to spend and wished we could have stayed longer. There was so much to see and to digest! The dioramas had so much native material! This was perhaps the best display of Native Alaskan life we saw at any museum we visited in our 3 week in AK.
A great little museum setting out the history of Ketchikan. Well worth half an hour of your time. The "Then and Now" exhibit really show the spirit of the community and demonstrates the fact that "the more things change, the more they stay the same." A beautiful location overlooking Ketchikan Creek and easy access from old downtown.
Close to an entrance to Creek Street and within easy walking distance from the docks, this small museum provides a great historical understanding of Ketchikan. While the town is a major tourist, cruise ship stop, this exhibit gives the visitor a nice understanding of the historical context of the area.
We spent about one hour in the museum and it was worth every minute. The staff are very knowledgeable and are interested in your questions. it was only $5 to get in.
Staff was very nice and personable.Collection is interesting and ranges from older items to current photos, with historical significance. Small, but kept the attention of children. Some items are hands on, others are protected behind glass. Colorful and historical for the community.