Sitka's attractions reflect the rich natural and cultural history of the area. The Tongass National Forest surrounds the city providing exceptional recreational opportunities. Several museums explain the story of Sitka through exhibits and demonstrations. Sitka is also home to twenty sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places, eight of which are National Historic Landmarks. You can learn more about the attractions and recreational opportunities in Sitka by visiting the following sites:
In addition, two other National Parks are located in the southeast region of Alaska. You can learn more about the parks at their websites:
Did You Know?
Alaska’s Governor John Brady asked leaders from several southeast Alaska villages to donate totem poles for public exhibitions outside of Alaska, and eventually, for display at Sitka’s popular public park. More than a dozen Tlingit and Haida poles were placed along the park’s trail in 1906. More...