Plan Your Visit

No matter what the season, a visit to Sitka National Historical Park will be enhanced by planning. To avoid common mistakes, the National Park Service has a new guide for planning your trip to national parks. The link on the left will get you started. Below are a few tips on planning your trip.
Picture of low tide
Low tide at Sitka National Historical Park

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Getting Around Town

Sitka National Historical Park is located within walking distance of the cruise ship lightering docks. See Directions for more information about getting to Sitka and around town once you're here.

Operating Hours

The park is open year-round and currently operating on summer hours.

  • The visitor center is open daily, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • The Russian Bishop's House is open daily, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.
  • The park's trails are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Check out our operating hours for additional details.

Fees and Reservations

There is no park entrance fee for Sitka NHP visitor center or at Russian Bishop's House.

Ranger-led Programs

Daily ranger-led programs meet at the park's visitor center, located at the east end of Lincoln Street. Programs vary weekly, so check at the visitor center for a current schedule when you arrive, or see the program schedule before you come to the park.

Tours of the bishop's quarters and Chapel of the Annunciation on the second floor of the Russian Bishop's House run every 30 minutes during the summer season. The tours are free and are 20 minutes in duration. Tour spaces are limited, and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Tour spaces can be reserved when arriving at the house. During the winter, tours by appointment only.

Last updated: February 11, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

103 Monastery St.
Sitka, AK 99835


(907) 747-0110

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