• Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center Mountains


    National Historical Park Alaska

Operating Hours & Seasons

A panoramic view of the exterior of the Visitor Center.
Visitor Center

Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center is open year-round, including the:

  • Totem Hall, displaying original totem poles and house posts from the 1903 John Brady collection
  • Exhibits Hall, preserving traditional Tlingit cultural objects, including the hammer wielded by Kiks.adi clan leader Katlian in the Battle of 1804
  • Lobby Theater, showing the 12-minute video "Voices of Sitka" on-demand
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. Fees may apply.

Russian Bishop's House hours are:

May - September: Daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
October - May: Ranger-led tours can be arranged Tuesday to Friday by advance reservation as staffing allows.

To schedule a winter season tour, call (907) 747-0110.

Park Trails

Two miles of well-maintained, handicapped-accessible trails wind through the park's 113 acres of rainforest environment, along the beach of Sitka Sound, or beside the banks of the Indian River.

Sitka NHP trail hours are:

May - September: Daily, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October - April: Daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information about local hiking trails, download the Sitka Outdoor Recreation Guide.

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