Sitka Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Sitka; our list of the best things to see, including Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka Sound Science Center and Russian-American Company-Random House.
  • The best place in Sitka: Sitka National Historical Park

    Sitka National Historical Park

    106 Metlakatla St
    No food service or lodging in this park. Visitor Center open year round: mid-May through September daily 8AM-5PM; October through mid-May: M-Sa 8AM-5PM. Closed on Federal holidays during the winter months. Over 12 years old $4, under free. Wheelchair accessible. The Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center, totem poles, and museum exhibits are located in the building. Exhibits depict traditional Tlingit life. A short video reviews Sitka's history.Russian Bishop's House open mid-May through September daily 9AM-5PM. Ranger-led tours are offered every 30 minutes. October through mid-May open by appointment only. 12 years old $4, under free. This original log structure built in 1843 is one of the last remaining buildings from the Russian colonial period. Not wheelchair accessible.Park Trails open mid-May through September daily 6AM-10PM; October through mid-May daily 7AM-8PM. Free. Walk in a temperate rain forest under towering trees, observe migrating salmon, explore the intertidal zone, and study wildlife. A pleasant walk through the Alaska woods with interesting totem poles interspersed. The Village Watchman, the Raven in Human Form, the Raven and a Bear are some of the figures displayed.
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  • Sitka Sound Science Center

    Sitka Sound Science Center

    834 Lincoln Street
    Located on the waterfront on the way to the Sitka National Historical Park. The Science Center operates an educational fish hatchery and the Molly Ahlgren Aquarium. Email: sitkasoundsciencecenter@gmail.com
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  • Russian-American Company-Random House

    134 Lincoln Street
    Museum-quality Russian lacquer boxes and matryoshka nesting dolls are two highlights of our shops. As direct importers, we also offer a large and affordable selection of unique Russian folk art and handcrafts, such as amber jewelry and Zhostovo floral painted trays, brooches, boxes, porcelain and hair clips. Hand painted nesting dolls are priced from under $10 up to $3,000. Authentic Russian lacquer boxes, handcrafted from papier mache and hand painted by the specially trained artists of Fedoskino, Palekh, Mstera, and Kholui, are available from $69 to over $10,000. The Russian American Company is an authorized dealer of contemporary Faberge jewelry.Also offer large selection of Alaskan Native Art - Ivory, whalebone, baleen baskets,scrimshaw,totemic plaques and masks.
  • Mt. Edgecumbe

    a dormant volcano that looks like Mt
    Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano that looks like Mt. Fuji, looms in the background and dominates views to the west.
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  • Harris Aircraft Services

    400 Airport Road
    A floatplane flightseeing trip is a good way to get an overview of Baranof Island.
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  • Castle Hill[8]

    Baranof Castle Hill State Historic Site
    American flag raising site. In 1867 when Alaska was transferred from Russia to the U.S., the Russian flag was lowered and the American flag officially raised here. In 1959 when Alaska became the 49th State, the first 49-star American flag was officially raised here. Once the site of a two-story log mansion known as Baranof's Castle, which overlooked Sitka Sound during the Russian fur trading era. A fully accessible walkway leads visitors to the top of the hill and provides outstanding views of downtown Sitka and waterfront. Interpretive panels provide opportunities to learn more about the history of this site.
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  • Baranof Arts & Crafts Association

    Harrigan Centennial Hall - Summer, 330 Harbor Drive
    Open on cruise ship days. Free entrance. BACA has a summer shop filled with locally made items including: jewelry, paintings, photographs, graphic arts, yarns, books and music, roasted coffee and nuts, ceramics, and assorted crafts. Representing over 30 Sitka artists.
  • Sitka Historical Society Museum

    330 Harbor Dr
    (downtown), Phone: 907-747-6455, [10].
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  • New Archangel Dancers

    Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Drive
    Summer: varied times during cruise ship visits.. $10. Enjoy a half hour performance of lively, traditional Russian folk dances. The New Archangel Dancers mission is to promote and encourage interest in Alaska's Russian History and culture through sharing of ethnic folk dance and song. These were evident in Sitka during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Dancers have performed in Japan, Canada, Mexico and Russia, and are considered by many to be Ambassadors for Sitka and Alaska.
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  • Sheldon Jackson Museum

    104 College Drive
    Summer: 9AM to 5PM daily. Closed holidays. Winter: 10AM to 4PM Tues thru Sat. Closed holidays.. $4 summer. $3 winter. Under 18 free.. Offering a superb exhibit and collection of Alaskan Native cultural and historical artifacts.
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  • Call of the Wild Adventures

    907-738-2458
    Go saltwater sport fishing with a friendly local instead of with an over-priced 'monster' lodge.
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  • St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral[9]

    240 Lincoln St
    Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral[9], 240 Lincoln St., 907-747-8120. National Historic Landmark. Constructed 1844-1848, the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel was the principal representative of Russian cultural influence in the 19th century in North America, as the Seat of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of North America, and then as the Seat of the Diocese of Alaska. Although the original was burned down in 1966 and reconstructed, the artifacts inside including the icons were largely preserved from the fire.
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  • Alaska Raptor Center

    1000 Raptor Way
    May-September Su-F 8AM-4PM. Adults $12, under 12 $6. Bald eagles and other raptors from all over the Western United States are treated at this 17 acre facility bordering the Tongass National Forest. See the eagles, hawks, falcons and owls up close.
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  • Sitka Tribal Tours

    204 Katlian Street
    Tribal Tours provides a variety of cultural coach tours including a 2.5hr cultural tour and 3.5hr cultural tour w/Alaska Raptor Center. Both tours feature authentic Tlingit native dance performed in classic clan-style house with cedar fire pit.
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  • Ludvig's Restaurant

    Ludvig's Restaurant

    256 Katlian St.
    Mediterranean.
  • Ernie's Old Time Saloon

    130 Lincoln Street
    Chips, peanuts, pool table. Live music F,Sa nights. Hours: M-Sa 8AN-2AM, Sunday Noon-2PM. Cash only.
  • Raptor Center

    Raptor Center

    1920 Fitch Ave.
    The Alaska Raptor Center is a raptor rehabilitation center in Sitka in the U.S. state of Alaska. Located on a 17–acre campus bordering the Tongass National Forest and the Indian River, its primary mission is the rehabilitation of sick and injured eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey which are brought in from all over Alaska. The Center receives between 100–200 birds a year, with many suffering from gunshot wounds and traffic accident-related trauma.
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  • Ludvig's Bistro Incorporated

    Ludvig's Bistro Incorporated

    256 Katlian St
  • Pizza Express

    1321 Sawmill Creek Rd Ste G
  • Little Tokyo Sushi Bar

    315 Lincoln St
  • Agave Mexican Restaurant

    236 Lincoln St., No. 106
  • Kenny's Wok & Teriyaki

    210 Katlian St
  • Back Door

    Back Door

    104 Barracks St
  • Van Winkle & Sons

    205 Harbor Dr
  • Bayview Restaurant

    407 Lincoln St
  • Nugget Restaurant

    Nugget Restaurant

    600 Airport Dr
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Sitka uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.