Sitka National Historical Park is Alaska's oldest federally designated park, established in 1910 as a national monument and then as a national park in 1972. The staff at the park take pride in their role in managing this legacy and protecting your cultural and natural resources.
The overall management of Sitka National Historical Park emanates from the 1916 Organic Act that created the National Park Service to
Further guidance for park management is provided in planning documents, laws and National Park Service policies.
Did You Know?
On January 3, 1959, Alaska was admitted as the 49th state of the Union. The 49-star American flag was flown in Sitka for the first time on July 4 of that year.