Museums


Ketchikan Museums collect, preserve, interpret and creatively share the history and culture of our region to serve, educate, engage and enrich our community. We invite you to visit both of our museums—the Tongass Historical Museum and Totem Heritage Center!


The Tongass Historical Museum and Totem Heritage Center are both open Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm.


Online museum resources:

•  Virtual Exhibit
•  Museums From Home
•  PastPerfect Online Museum Database
•  Museum Middays
•  Oral History Program
•  2020-2021 Native Arts Studies Program Class Schedule


The Tongass Historical Museum is on the ancestral lands of the Tlingit, who have been living here since time immemorial. Kichxáan (Ketchikan) was a Tlingit summer fish camp around the mouth of Kichxáan Héeni (Ketchikan Creek). Ketchikan remains the home of the Taant’a Kwáan (Sea Lion Tribe) of the Tongass Tlingit. We are grateful for the opportunity to live and learn here in mutual respect and appreciation.

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Tongass Historical Museum  
 629 Dock Street
 907-225-5600

Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm 
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Totem Heritage Center  
 601 Deermount Street
 907-225-5900

Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm 

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Staff can be reached Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm at 907.225.5600.