Sitka National Historical Park
Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka National Historical Park

Free admission
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103 Monastery St., Sitka, Alaska, 99835

The basics

Most Sitka sightseeing tours include a visit to the Sitka National Historical Park, along with attractions such as St. Michael’s Cathedral, the Alaska Raptor Center, and the Fortress of the Bear. Choose a city sightseeing tour that also includes a whale-watching cruise or brewery tour to maximize your time in Sitka. If you’d like to delve more deeply into the area’s Indigenous history, opt for a Native Alaskan or totem-themed historical tour.

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Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group)
Sitka Shore Excursion: Bears, Raptor Center, & Totem Park Tour (Small Group)
$164.12 per adult
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Sitka Nature
Great small group tour with friends and family. Enjoyed everyminute of this nature experience. Great views of Sitka observed.
Luis_E, Nov 2023

Things to know before you go

  • The park is a must-see for visitors interested in Native Alaskan history and culture.

  • Admission is free to the park trails, cultural center, and Russian Bishop’s House, but a fee is required for Russian Bishop’s House tours.

  • Wi-Fi is available at the visitor center.

  • The visitor Center and first floor of the Russian Bishop’s House are wheelchair accessible.

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How to get there

Sitka National Historical Park is in the town of Sitka, just off the coast of Juneau on Baranof Island. The park's visitor center is located east of the city center, within walking distance of the Sheldon Jackson Museum and the Russian Bishop’s House. Most park attractions are centrally located and within walking distance of each other. Bicycle rentals, taxis, and bus tours are also available in town.

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When to get there

The Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center is open throughout the year, though it operates with reduced opening hours and may be closed on some days of the week during the winter months. The Russian Bishop’s House is open daily May through September and by appointment for the rest of the year.

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Hiking the Sitka National Historical Park’s Totem Trail

The Totem Trail begins at the door of the Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center and meanders through towering Sitka spruce and lush rainforest to the park’s 20 replica and original totem poles. Ranger-led totem hikes—over trails with a wide gravel surface and minimal elevation change—are available during the summer months, and are a great way to learn the stories behind the park’s totems.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are the nearest attractions to Sitka National Historical Park?
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