The rich cultural history of Ketchikan isn’t just showcased at the Tongass Historical Museum, it’s palpable just about anywhere you go in town. From the waterfront, home to George Inlet Cannery and the Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show, to Creek Street, where loggers, miners, fishermen and other local miscreants went to misbehave at Dolly’s House back in the town’s lawless years.

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Alaska in the Rough - Book of Adventures

Bert Ray Libe's Odysseey from Cheechako to Pioneer, 1905 to 1975! 453-page book with 121 photos available for purchase at Parnassus Books (105 Stedman St).

Dolly's House Museum

Re-live Ketchikan's historic past at world-famous Dolly's House Museum. Our "Red Light" video tour is educational, inexpensive & entertaining. Open daily during cruise ship season. Admission $10.

Tongass Historical Museum

Explore the feisty and fascinating history of Alaska's First City through dynamic exhibits of photographs, art and artifacts. In the heart of Ketchikan.

Tongass Historical Society

Established in 1961, the Tongass Historical Society is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge of the history of Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska for present and future generations.

  1. Alaska in the Rough - Book of Adventures

    • 12701 Northeast 54th Way
      Vancouver, WA  98682

    Bert Ray Libe's Odysseey from Cheechako to Pioneer, 1905 to 1975! 453-page book with 121 photos available for purchase at Parnassus Books (105 Stedman St).  

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  2. Dolly's House Museum

    Re-live Ketchikan's historic past at world-famous Dolly's House Museum. Our "Red Light" video tour is educational, inexpensive & entertaining. Open daily during cruise ship season. Admission $10.  

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  3. Tongass Historical Museum

    Explore the feisty and fascinating history of Alaska's First City through dynamic exhibits of photographs, art and artifacts. In the heart of Ketchikan. 

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  4. Tongass Historical Society

    • 629 Dock Street
      Ketchikan, AK  99901
    • Phone: 9072257665

    Established in 1961, the Tongass Historical Society is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge of the history of Ketchikan and Southeast Alaska for present and future generations.  

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