Kids can have a great time exploring the natural and cultural resources at Sitka National Historical Park with their families and friends!
Enjoy the exhibits and video at the visitor center, and explore the trails and intertidal zone. Ranger-led programs are a great way to introduce children to their natural and cultural heritage.
The park offers the following programs just for kids:
Junior Ranger Program
Children of all ages can explore the park as Junior Rangers! Steps to becoming a Sitka NHP Junior Ranger:
Step 1: Pick up the Junior Ranger Activity booklet at the visitor center front desk or Russian Bishop’s House -- Or download it here and send it in!
Step 2: Complete the age-based activities outlined in the Junior Ranger booklet.
Step 3: Present the completed booklet to a ranger at the visitor center front desk.
Step 4: Take the oath as a Junior Ranger, and receive a plastic Junior Ranger badge and certificate!
No fee is charged for the program.
Family fun packs are loaned out at the park’s visitor center for independent beach and intertidal zone exploration.
The Discovery Pack backpack includes:
There is no fee to borrow the Discovery Packs.
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.