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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Plan Your Visit

View of a sunset at the Sitka NHP visitor center beach.
 
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.

Operating Hours

The park is open year-round and operating on winter hours.

  • The visitor center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Russian Bishop's House is open by appointment only.
  • The park's trails are open daily from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Check out our operating hours for additional details.

Fees and Reservations

There is no park entrance fee for Sitka NHP or the first-floor museum at Russian Bishop's House.

Ranger-led Programs

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 thirty minutes during the summer season. The tours are 30 minutes, and cost $4 per person. During the winter, tours are free but are by appointment only.

 

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