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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Park Visitor Center Closed for Washington’s Birthday

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Date: February 16, 2012

PIO or Contact Person:Kelly Smitherman

Telephone Number:907-747-0134

E-mail address:kelly_smitherman@nps.gov

Park Visitor Center Closed for Washington's Birthday

Sitka National Historical Park, (February 17, 2012)- The Visitor Center and Russian Bishop's House units of Sitka National Historical Park will be closed for Washington's Birthday, a federal holiday, on Monday, February 20, 2012. The park trails will remain open during the regular winter trail hours of 7a.m. to 8 p.m.

Washington's Birthday is the last of these federal holidays before the summer season; the park will be open every day, including holidays, for the summer season.

The Visitor Center is currently open from 8a.m. to 5p.m., except for weekends when it is closed Saturday for lunch from 11a.m. to noon and all day Sunday. The Russian Bishop's House is closed for winter operations, but tours are available through special arrangements. For details, please contact the park Visitors Center, (907) 747-0110.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov/sitk or visit our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/SitkaNationalHistoricalPark.

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Did You Know?

Totem hall at Sitka National Historical Park

Alaska’s Governor John Brady asked leaders from several southeast Alaska villages to donate totem poles for public exhibitions outside of Alaska, and eventually, for display at Sitka’s popular public park. More than a dozen Tlingit and Haida poles were placed along the park’s trail in 1906. More...