Operating Hours & Seasons
Sitka National Historical Park visitor center is open year-round, including the:
Visitor Center hours are:
May - September: Daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October - April: Tuesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
During winter months, the visitor center will be closed on federal holidays. The trails will remain open.
Russian Bishop's House
The Russian Bishop's House is open daily during the summer season, offering ranger-led tours every 30 minutes of the second-floor bishop's quarters and Chapel of the Annunciation.
Russian Bishop's House hours are:
May - September: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To schedule a winter season tour, call (907) 747-0110. Fees may apply.
Two miles of well-maintained, handicapped-accessible trails wind through the park's 113 acres of rainforest environment, along the beach of Sitka Sound and the banks of the Indian River.
Sitka NHP trail hours are:
May - September: Daily, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For more information about local hiking trails, download the Sitka Outdoor Recreation Guide.
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.