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Baranof Castle State Historical Site

Corner of Harbor Road and Lincoln St., Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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City views and a history lesson

This place is a great climb up the staircase next to the City and Borough if Sitka Building on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
MarktheWay
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Great view of the city

This was my last stop before lunch on a great self guided walking tour of Stika. I learned some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maineresearching
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Portage, Maine
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Corner of Harbor Road and Lincoln St., Sitka, AK
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is a great climb up the staircase next to the City and Borough if Sitka Building on Lincoln Street. For handicap accessibility there is a gradual path that winds around the hill which takes more time to get up to. Once at the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my last stop before lunch on a great self guided walking tour of Stika. I learned some things that I didn't know about the Russion Occupation of Sitka nd then later the American's first flag raising in the same location. Great views!!!!

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Reviewed July 1, 2018

So many other worthwhile locations to visit in Sitka. This one is a brief stop, some history on plaques, and can be done in about 30 minutes, if you have extra time and are curious.

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Self-paced walking tour with interpretive signs along the way, takes you to a neat lookout/vantage point with much historical significance for the area. Who knew that Jefferson Davis (of Civil War fame) spent time here?!?

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

This is the site of numerous strongholds over the years for the local tribes, Russians and finally the Americans. It is now a flat top area with a couple of plaques describing the happenings there over the years. There is a ramp on one side...More

1  Thank David W
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Reviewed September 22, 2017

This is a good place to see and learn about some history in Sitka. There are a lot of stairs so if you have a hard time with stairs, there is a wheelchair path.

2  Thank Victor N M
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

This is actually just the empty land that the castle used to be on. It has great views of the city, however and some interesting signs with the history of Sitka. Only takes 20 minutes to see it all.

1  Thank John13Tacoma
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

The nice thing about walking up the slope to the site of the Baranof Castle is that you get some nice views from the elevated area. It's also free, there are some signs to read about the history, and you don't have to spend much...More

1  Thank StuartGustafson
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Reviewed August 24, 2017

There are great views of Sitka harbor, and many plaques that tell the story of this historic site. Beautiful flowers lined the path up and down.

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

A walk up to the Castle Hill will give you a total different view. The panorama view over the Sitka Harbor and Town is just beautiful. It is informative and educational. A must-do for those in town.

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Response from Dru W | Reviewed this property |
We walked from where the shuttles dropped us off. It is a short walk. Head towards the Cathedral, pass the Cathedral and the Pioneer house and you will see signs on the left that say where to go from there. There are some... More
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