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?
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.