It is the policy of Sitka National Historical Park to allow visitors to take photographs and make videos for their personal use. A Commercial Photography Permit is required for photography intended for other uses. Please ask park rangers for photography permit guidelines. The following conditions apply to all photography to assure that it is compatible and consistent with park values
Photographers may not:
1. Unreasonably interfere with Interpretive, Visitor Service, or other program activities of the park.
2. Unreasonably interfere with visitors by stopping or preventing visitors from viewing or enjoying a sight or scene. Examples include: stopping walkers for extensive periods of time or rerouting them for excessive distances, using smoke or fog machines, or obstructing traffic with tripods, generators, wiring, or lights, etc.
3. Photograph artifacts inside the Visitor Center for commercial purposes, without prior written permission obtained from the owners of clan property.
4. Photograph for commercial purposes in the chapel of the Russian Bishop’s House without prior written permission obtained from: Father Elia Larson (907)747-3560, St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church, Box 697, Sitka, AK 99835 (907)747-8120.
5. Deface or alter any natural, historic, or archeological feature.
6. Photograph artists or their artwork in the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center without first obtaining permission from the artists; or, photograph for commercial purposes in the the SEAICC without obtaining written permission from the Director, 106 Metlakatla St., Suite C, Sitka, AK 99835 (907)747-8061.
7. Fail to comply with the instructions of park personnel.