Most buildings and trail systems are accessible for those with mobility impairments. Rangers are available to describe the grounds and exhibits upon request.The Visitor Center and Fort Site
The Visitor Center is handicapped accessible, and a wheelchair is available for public use. The gravel-based, wood chip-covered trails in the park are accessible with many types of wheelchairs. Designated handicapped parking in the main parking lot is available.
Russian Bishop's House
The Russian Bishop's House second floor has stairs only, but a video program on the first floor tells the story and describes second-floor features. Assistive listening, audio description, and open captions will soon be available for the Russian Bishop's House video.
For more information, call the Sitka NHP Accessibility Coordinator at (907) 747-0150.
The National Park Service is committed to making all practicable efforts to make NPS facilities, programs, services, employment, and meaningful work opportunities accessible and usable by all individuals.
For more information about what laws apply to the National Park Service and how to file a complaint of discrimination, visit the NPS Equal Opportunity Program Office website.
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.