This totem is the second replication of the Chief Kyan Totem Pole. The original pole was carved in Ketchikan in the early part of the century and stood in Barney Way until the late 1920's, when it was moved to Pioneer Hall. In 1964, the aged pole was removed and replicated for the first time.
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Explore the Tongass Historical Museum of Ketchikan where you will come across artifacts and historical photographs that will guide you through the tale of Ketchikan as a Native fish camp, gold and copper mining center, fishing port, timber town, cannery site, transportation hub, and lively community.
This incredible walking tour will take you to the famous Creek Street, known as a historic boardwalk, perched on pilings along the banks of Ketchikan Creek. A former Red-Light District where both men and salmon swam upstream to spawn. It is now a quaint place to tour museums, view totem poles, shop at locally owned stores and galleries, and enjoy local art and culture.
Your next stop is the City Park of Ketchikan, Deer Mountain Hatchery and City Park. This is where you will learn about the history and culture of the Tlingit Tribe and their contributions with creating the first hatchery ever in the world.
From City Park, you will then proceed to the Totem Heritage Center. It is here where the world's largest collections of unrestored 19th-century totem poles are housed. The poles were recovered from uninhabited Tlingit settlements on Village Island and Tongass Island, south of Ketchikan, as well as from the Haida village of Old Kasaan. The Center was founded in 1976 to preserve these totems and act as a cultural center. In addition to functioning as a museum, the Totem Heritage Center preserves and promotes the traditional arts and crafts of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian peoples through a nationally recognized program of art classes and other activities.
Sixteen of the museum's thirty-three totem poles are on permanent display; the rest of the collection is available for research purposes. The Center also exhibits other Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian artifacts and art pieces, including work by world-famous Tlingit carver Nathan Jackson, and renowned Haida weaver Delores Churchill.
Shore Excursion Size Standard Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours Activity Level Moderate Shore Excursion Leaves From 131 Front Street. Food Provided Sample of Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon and Reindeer Sausage. Recommended Dress We recommend dressing in layers (relevant to the day's forecast) and wear comfortable clothing. Tour operates in all weather conditions. Restrictions Guests should be in moderate physical condition to participate in this excursion. Not recommended for guests with back or heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
Your walking tour takes place directly in downtown Ketchikan where history comes to life. Join in on this 2-hour adventure and walk in the footsteps where early settlers trod when Ketchikan was established, and the first cannery began operation. Learn of the history and culture of this town that began in 1885.
This local experience will take you by prominent artisan shops for one of a kind souvenir shopping as well as a stroll through the infamous Red-Light District along Creek Street. Take your picture holding the famous Gold Nugget located in town. Enjoy the finest Alaskan crepe while at the Alaskan Crepe Company and samples of other local delicious fare to round out your tour.
This true Alaskan experience is a short but comprehensive introduction to this scenic little town and will leave you time afterwards for further self-exploration and discovery.
Join KetchiWalk Tours on a fun-filled adventure great for the whole family! Dreams come to reality in this wonderland; mesmerize your minds' during our one-of-a-kind Walks through this beautiful historic community! Book Now and make your dream vacation a reality!