Most Sitka sightseeing tours include a visit to the Sitka National Historical Park along with other Sitka area 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 deep into the area’s native history, opt for a Native Alaskan or totems-themed historical tour.
Things to know before you go
- 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.
How to get there
Sitka National Historical Park is located in the town of Sitka, just off the coast of Juneau on Baranof Island. The Sitka National Historical Park 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.
When to get there
The Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center is open throughout the year, although 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.