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On an island amid towering spruce and hemlock, Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit. Park visitors are awed by Tlingit and Haida totem poles standing along the park’s scenic coastal trail, and the restored Russian Bishop’s House speaks of Russia’s little known colonial legacy in North America.

A close up of a totem carving

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A historic photo from the Merrill Collection.

The E. W. Merrill Collection

The park museum collection includes 1167 glass plate negatives by photographer E.W. Merrill, offering a glimpse of early 20th century Sitka.

Park Ranger stands by the dining room table of the Russian Bishop's House.

Ranger Guided Walks Through History

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Last updated: December 16, 2020

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103 Monastery St.
Sitka, AK 99835


(907) 747-0110

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