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?
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.