Operating Hours & Seasons

Visitor Center view from the ocean
Visitor Center in the summer time

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Visitor Center

Sitka National Historical Park Visitor Center is open year-round, including the:

  • Totem Hall, displaying original totem poles and house posts from the 1903 John Brady collection
  • Exhibits Hall, preserving traditional Tlingit cultural objects, including the hammer wielded by Kiks.adi clan leader Katlian in the Battle of 1804
  • Lobby Theater, showing the 12-minute video "Voices of Sitka" on-demand

Visitor Center Hours

  • May 1–September 30: Daily, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • October 1–October 18: Tuesday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • October 19–April 30: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m; Sunday-Monday, intermittently open, please call ahead for open hours (907) 747-0110.
During winter months, the visitor center will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The trails will remain open.

Russian Bishop's House

The Russian Bishop's House is open daily during the summer season, offering ranger-led tours every 30 minutes of the second-floor bishop's quarters and Chapel of the Annunciation.

Russian Bishop's House Hours

  • May–September: Daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • October–April: Ranger-led tours can be arranged Tuesday to Friday by advance reservation as staffing allows.

To schedule a winter season tour, call (907) 747-0110.

Park Trails

Two miles of well-maintained trails wind through the park's 113 acres of rain forest environment, along the beach of Sitka Sound, or beside the banks of the Indian River. The trails are accessible with many types of wheel chairs.

Trail Hours

  • May - September: Daily, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • October - April: Daily, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information about local hiking trails, download the Sitka Outdoor Recreation Guide.

Last updated: February 11, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

103 Monastery St.
Sitka, AK 99835


(907) 747-0110

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