Sitka National Historical Park

Overview

As Alaska's oldest national park, Sitka National Historical Park commemorates the Battle of 1804 in Sitka as well as Native totemic art. This 113-acre park includes the scenic Totem Trail. Exhibits in the Visitor Center and the Russian Bishop's House offer historical activities for visitors of all ages, and is accessible.

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Activities

Seasonality / Weather

The Visitor Center is open to the public throughout the year. The Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center, totem poles, and museum exhibits are located in the building.

Directions

Driving: 

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 reach the city from 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.

Flying: 

Daily jet service is available from Seattle, Anchorage, and Juneau.

Air taxi companies fly a network of routes that link Sitka to Juneau, Haines, Skagway, and other southeast Alaska towns.

Public Transport: 

Sitka is a port of call for passenger ferries on the Alaska Marine Highway System. Many cruise ships schedule a stop in Sitka on their Inside Passage itineraries.

Once in Sitka, visitors without their own vehicles can travel to the park by foot, rental car, taxi, bus, or bicycle. The downtown area is not very large, and most points of interest are within walking distance of each other.