Totem Bight & City Tour
Ketchikan, AKBack to Excursion Results
Learn about the history, lifestyle, and lore of the northwest coast natives at the Totem Bight State Historical Park.
Totem Bight State Historical Park, located 10 miles outside of downtown Ketchikan, is the site of a former native summer fish camp set along the Tongass Narrows in the Tongass National Forest.
On this excursion you will:
- Learn the park offers a unique opportunity to discover the history, lifestyle, and lore of the northwest coast natives.
- Discover on this site replicas of original totem poles that have been carved and painted reflecting the rich culture and traditions of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Indians.
- Have your driver/guide interpret the significance of the myths and legends depicted on the many poles standing among the hemlock and cedar trees.
- Come to understand the importance of the ocean and its impact on these coastal natives.
- Be introduced to some of the industries that have made Ketchikan what it is today as you travel to and from Totem Bight.