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Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center

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Address: 37 Chilkat Ave. Klukwan Alaska HC 60 2204, Haines, AK 99827
Phone Number: 9077675485
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful location. Powerful pieces. An authentic experience. Go!

I am a local and I've grown weary of contrived or embellished tourist experiences in Alaska. This is nothing of the sort. I was moved and humbled by the Whale House artifacts. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a local and I've grown weary of contrived or embellished tourist experiences in Alaska. This is nothing of the sort. I was moved and humbled by the Whale House artifacts. I felt the quiet, yet strong and deeply held, pride of our young local guide and listened with rapt attention to her stories. She gave us space to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

On a recent cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage we were lucky enough to visit the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Centre and Klukwan native village. We docked in Skagway and took a ferry to Haines. From there we took a trip to Klukwan where we were welcomed to the village by residents and artists. We were privileged to see traditional dancing with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is a new cultural center but the Klukwan totem poles on display are the most intricate and more full of story than any --- a class unto themselves. Make sure you get the guides to tell you the whole story. A lot of the rest of the exhibit has to do with traditional weaving. More exhibits are planned. There... More 

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