Sitka National Historical Park is located in downtown Sitka, Alaska. Sitka is situated on Baranof Island, on the outer coast of Alaska's Inside Passage. No roads connect the city to the mainland; Sitka can be reached only by air or sea. Visitors can travel to Sitka by scheduled and charter air services, ferry, and cruise ships.
Sitka experiences a temperate maritime climate, characterized by heavy precipitation and a small temperature range between seasons. Summer temperatures range from high 50s to high 60s F with frequent rain. Winter is rainy and snowy with temperatures from the high teens to the 40s F. Well prepared visitors will have rain gear and layered clothing at any time of year.
All Park Activities are FREE - $0.00
There is no entrance fee at the Visitor Center, park grounds, or the Russian Bishop's House.
Exhibits in the visitor center describe traditional Tlingit life. Tlingit artists demonstrate their skills in the cultural center. Southeast Alaska totem poles line the park's coastal trail. Watch "The Voices of Sitka" Shown in the park auditiorium, this 12 minute video weaves together the stories of Sitkans past and present.