• Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center Mountains


    National Historical Park Alaska

Federal Facilities

The possession of firearms in the following facilities is prohibited:

All National Park Service offices and administrative buildings

Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center

The Maintenance Building

The Old School House

The Russian Bishop's House

The Priest's Quarters

The USGS Building on Geodetic Way

Did You Know?

Historic photo of Castle Hill

The transfer of Alaska from Russia took place in Sitka. On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered on Castle Hill, home of Alaska's Russian governors, the American flag was raised, and a brief exchange of statements completed the transfer of Alaska to the United States.