Plan Your Visit
No matter what the season, a visit to Sitka National Historical Park will be enhanced by planning.
The links on the left will get you started. Here are a few tips:
Getting Around Town
Sitka National Historical Park is located within walking distance of the cruise ship lightering docks. See Directions for more information about getting to Sitka and around town once you're here.
The park is open year-round and currently operating on summer hours.
Fees and Reservations
There is no park entrance fee for Sitka NHP or the first-floor museum at Russian Bishop's House.
Daily ranger-led programs meet at the park's visitor center, located at the east end of Lincoln Street. Programs vary weekly, so check at the visitor center for a current schedule when you arrive, or see the program schedule before you come to the park.
Tours of the bishop's quarters and Chapel of the Annunciation on the second floor of the Russian Bishop's House run every 30 minutes during the summer season. The tours are 30 minutes long, and cost $4 per person. During the winter, tours are free but are by appointment only.
Did You Know?
The Battle of 1804 marked the beginning of Russian governance in Alaska. All that remains of this last major conflict between Europeans and Alaska Natives is a clearing at the site of the Tlingit fort and battlefield.