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On an island amid towering spruce and hemlock, Sitka National Historical Park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit. Totem poles from Tlingit and Haida areas line the park’s scenic coastal trail, and the restored Russian Bishop’s House is a rare reminder of Russia’s colonial legacy in North America.

A close up of a totem carving

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A historic photo from the Merrill Collection.

The E. W. Merrill Collection

The park museum collection includes 1167 glass plate negatives by photographer E.W. Merrill, offering a glimpse of early 20th century Sitka.

Historic china on a table with a ranger and tour group in the background

Visit the Russian Bishop's House

The Russian Bishop's House is open Thursday-Sunday each week from 9 am to 4 pm. Drop in to pick up tickets for a guided tour.

Last updated: June 16, 2021

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Mailing Address:

103 Monastery St.
Sitka, AK 99835


(907) 747-0110

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