Location, Hours, and Admission

Yak’éi haat keeyateen í - “It’s good you traveled here.”, ŁINGÍT (TLINGIT)

Get all the information you need to know before you visit either of Ketchikan Museums' locations — the Tongass Historical Museum and Totem Heritage Center!

Both locations are open year round and are operated by the City of Ketchikan.

Location, Hours, and Admission

Yak’éi haat keeyateen í - “It’s good you traveled here.”, ŁINGÍT (TLINGIT)

Get all the information you need to know before you visit either of Ketchikan Museums' locations — the Tongass Historical Museum and Totem Heritage Center!

Both locations are open year round and are operated by the City of Ketchikan.

ALONG THE CREEK

Tongass Historical Museum

The Tongass Historical Museum is centrally located downtown at 629 Dock Street, near the northern Creek Street entrance. The Museum is a quick 10 minute walk or less than 5 minute drive from the docks.

LOCATION

Tongass Historical Museum

629 Dock St.

Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Get Directions

(907) 225-5600

See below for additional methods of travel to reach the Tongass Historical Museum.

HOURS

Summer Hours (May - September):
Daily
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Winter Hours (October - April):
Tuesday - Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Staff is available 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday.

A display demonstrating the loggers of Alaska.

HOW TO GET TO TONGASS HISTORICAL MUSEUM

By Foot or By Car

From Front Street, travel south along the waterfront, continue left onto Mission Street and left onto Bawden Street. Cross Dock Street and immediately turn right to enter the Museum parking lot. The Museum is located to the left of the entrance to Creek Street. Ample parking is available in front of the Museum.

By Year-Round Bus Service

The Borough Bus System lines make regular stops at the main bus stop directly in front of the Tongass Historical Museum. Bus fare is $2 for adults and $1 for youth.

Free Summer Shuttle

The free downtown Salmon Run Bus operates on a loop while large cruise ships are in port. It serves the downtown area, cruise ship berths and several attractions including the Tongass Historical Museum and the Totem Heritage Center. Look for the bus that says “Downtown Shuttle”.

ALONG THE CREEK

Totem Heritage Center

The Totem Heritage Center is located at 601 Deermount Street. The Center is about a 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the cruise ship berths and downtown corridor.

LOCATION

Totem Heritage Center

601 Deermount St.
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901

Get Directions

(907) 225-5900

HOURS

Summer Hours (Through October 3):
Tuesday - Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Winter Hours (October - April):
Tuesday - Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A weaving instruction during the Native Arts Studies Program

HOW TO GET TOTEM HERITAGE CENTER

By Foot or By Car

From Front Street, travel south along the waterfront, continue left onto Mill Street and right onto Stedman Street. Continue on Stedman for several blocks and turn left up Deermount Street. The Center is located on the left about a block up Deermount, accessible through a parking lot marked with a carved wood sign for the Center. Ample parking is available.

By Year-Round Bus Service

The Borough Bus System lines make regular stops at bus stops on Deermount Street and on Stedman Street.

Free Summer Shuttle

The free downtown Salmon Run Bus operates on a loop while large cruise ships are in port. It serves the downtown area, cruise ship berths and several attractions including the Tongass Historical Museum and the Totem Heritage Center. Look for the bus that says “Downtown Shuttle”.

RATES FOR ENTRY

Admissions

Adults: $6
Elders (65 & older): $5
Children (17 & younger): Free
Military (Retired & Active): Free Ketchikan Museums are a proud partner of the Blue Stars Museum program. Museum Pass: $9 (admission to both the
Tongass Historical Museum and the Totem Heritage Center)

Admission is always free for local residents!

RATES FOR ENTRY

Field Trips / Groups

Ketchikan Museums invites your group or class to visit the Totem Heritage Center and the Tongass Historical Museum! We offer a variety of tours, activities and crafts to connect students of all ages to local history and culture.

Group tours are FREE for residents.

Please fill out our Field Trip Request Form to help us arrange your tour, call (907) 225-5900 or email our Programs staff.