Sitka, AK 99835
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.
Most Park Activities are FREE - $0.00
There is no entrance fee at the Visitor Center, park grounds, or the downstairs museum at the Russian Bishop's House. Sitka NHP charges a $4 per person fee for ranger-led tours of the second floor of the Russian Bishop's House. The fee applies to the summer season (mid-May to September) for adults and children 16 years and older. Fees are not collected during the winter season. Visitors with either the Senior Pass or Access Pass, receive a 50% discount- for the passholder only.
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.