Three Saints Bay Site National Historic Landmark

Historic illustration of four people stand at the edge of a bay

Historic drawing of Three Saints Bay

Quick Facts

Location:
Kodiak, Alaska
Significance:
First Russian colony in America.
Designation:
National Historic Landmark designated on June 2, 1978
OPEN TO PUBLIC:
No

Founded in August 1784 by Grigorii Shelikhov, Three Saints Bay settlement was the first Russian colony in America and served as a base for the exploration and eventual settlement of other stations. In 1792, the colony moved to Kodiak, and this settlement was destroyed. The site also represents the Three Saints phase of the Kachemak tradition, a late prehistoric culture on Kodiak Island.
 

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Last updated: July 31, 2017