Currents of Change

On an island amid towering spruce and hemlock, Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit. Park visitors are awed by Tlingit and Haida totem poles standing along the park’s scenic coastal trail, and the restored Russian Bishop’s House speaks of Russia’s little known colonial legacy in North America.


Three women stand by the ocean

Tales from the Trails Blog

What's it like to be a volunteer at Sitka National Historical Park? Read our most recent blog post to find out!

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A close-up view of a Beaver figure on a totem pole.

Learn about our Totem Poles

Sitka NHP's totem poles remain powerful symbols that draw people to Alaska and provide a tangible link to the past. Read about them here.

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Follow the Sitka National Historical Park page on Facebook for easy access to updates and information about the park.

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A couple walking through the forest, by a tall totem pole.

Park Prescriptions Program

The Park Prescriptions Program promotes health and wellness within Sitka. To learn how you can become involved, watch our introductory Park RX video.

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A wooden foot-bridge spans across a forest stream.

Exploring a Watery World

The Indian River is the heart of the Park. Learn more about how the park protects critical habitat for salmon, eagles and brown bears.

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A large two-story yellow building with a red roof, in front of forested mountains and blue sky.

The Russian Bishop's House

Step inside this ecclesiastical palace to discover the sacred history of Russian Orthodoxy in Alaska.

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On a forest trail, a group of visitors gather to hear a Ranger speak.

Guided Walks in the Park

Join a park ranger for a walk in YOUR national park! Check out the schedule of events to see what's coming up this week!

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