• Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center Mountains

    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Winter Hours to Begin at Sitka National Historical Park

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Date: September 25, 2008

Sitka National Historical Park will begin winter operations on Wednesday, October 1st. The visitor center will be open from 8 am – 5 pm Monday through Saturday, and closed on Sundays and federal holidays. Tours of the Russian Bishop’s House are available weekdays by advance reservation, as staffing allows. There will be no charge for Russian Bishop’s House tours or for the visitor center. For more information or to schedule a house tour, please call 747-0110.

Also beginning October 1st, park trails will be open from 7 am – 8 pm. The route between Metlakatla Street and Sawmill Creek Road is open for through traffic at all times. Cyclists are reminded that bicycles are limited to this direct route and must be walked.

Did You Know?

Map of Alaska and the continental United States

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.