Fall Hours at Sitka National Historical Park

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Date: October 7, 2011

Date: October 6, 2011

PIO or Contact Person:Becky Latanich

Telephone Number:907-747-0132

E-mail address:becky_latanich@nps.gov

Fall Hours at Sitka National Historical Park

Sitka National Historical Park, (October 6, 2011) - Sitka National Historical Park has transitioned to its shoulder season operations.From now through October 22nd, the Visitor Center will be open daily from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.Please note the Visitor Center will be closed on Monday, October 10th in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.

Free tours of the Russian Bishop's House tours are available weekdays by advance reservation as staffing allows. For information or to schedule a tour of the Russian Bishop's House, please call the Visitor Center at (907) 747-0110.

Park trails are now open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.The direct route between Metlakatla Street and Sawmill Creek Road across the Indian River footbridge is open for through-traffic at all times.Cyclists are reminded that bicycles are limited to this direct route and must be walked.A bicycle rack is provided at the visitor center for those wishing to explore the rest of the park on foot.

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