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    National Historical Park Alaska


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

promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations ... to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

Further guidance for park management is provided in planning documents, laws and National Park Service policies.

Did You Know?

Map of Alaska and the continental United States

With 570,374 square miles, Alaska is twice the size of Texas and 1/5 the size of the rest of the United States. It stretches 2,400 miles east-to-west and 1,420 miles north-to-south.