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The Totems of Ketchikan
Ketchikan | USA |
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The Tlingits, People of the Tides, lived in the Pacific Northwest long before the first explorers arrived. This tour will take you to Saxman Native Village where you will learn more about the rich living culture of southeast Alaska's Native Americans.

After meeting your guide, you will travel to Saxman Native Village located outside of ketchikan. The Tlingits welcome guests in the traditional style that defines the culture of Southeast Alaska. During your 45 minutes at the village, your local Tlingit guide will explain the history, culture and ways of their people during a walking tour of the village which includes a look inside the Beaver Clan House, one of the largest in Alaska.

Your guide will also show you the Saxman Totem Park, one of the largest gatherings of totems in the world. Through translation of their expressive carvings, your guide will help unravel the mysteries of these towering, majestic poles.

A stop will also be made at the Village Carving Center where craftsmen pass on their skill to eager apprentices. Learn how modern day carvers differ from their ancestors and learn of their current projects around the world.

Free time will be taken for photos or guests wishing to visit the Native Faces store.

During the transfer to / from the village, guests will get glimpses of the small town of Ketchikan and the rainforest that surrounds it from the transportation. On the return trip, those who wish, may be dropped off at the historic Creek Street District.

Please note: Tour does not visit inside the clan house but does include a dance demonstration.

Tour Size
Tour Type
Scenic, Cultural
Tour Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Tour Departs From
Ketchikan Visitor's Center. Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket.
Activity Level
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Dress in layers and sensible walking / hiking shoes. We also suggest a windbreaker, cap or hat, and sunglasses.
Guests with physical restrictions must be able to get themselves onto and off of the van. There is approximately one quarter mile of walking required, with some inclines. There are some steps and thresholds to maneuver. Fold up wheelchairs can be stored on the transportation with advance notice.

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