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Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
+1 907-747-0110
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“visitor center” (50 reviews)
“totem park” (77 reviews)
“beautiful walk” (33 reviews)
103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
+1 907-747-0110
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Enjoyed the exhibits on native culture and the walking trails were great - we enjoyed the one along the shore with the totems.

Thank TMS618
Reviewed 3 January 2018

They have several poles on the grounds and they explain a lot of the history and significance of totem poles. It was a nice stop on our journey farther north.

Thank magicdragon007
Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

This National Park is the cultural heart of Sitka and a must-see. I love to walk the quiet woods and enjoy the magnificent totem poles nestled in the towering spruce. The visitor center and ranger staff are also excellent.

Thank CaptBlain
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This national Park is a favorite of locals and tourists. Many locals walk here daily because of the serene ocean and wooded views.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Excellent walk through the ancient grounds of the Indians that roamed and lived in these areas a few hundred years ago. The grounds have many totem poles to depict their lives and history of the events that took place during those times. The area has...More

Thank DannyWasserman
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We love to come here and take a walk around. It is very beautiful and you can get some nice views of the city from here as well as seeing the history and the totems. A "must-do" when in Sitka. If you live here, it...More

Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The visitor centre houses a good selection of First Nation artifacts and contemporary artwork. On the ocean there is a forested walk and totems to view. Come prepared for rain.

Thank Tess S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Was very impressed with the centre. Lots of information on the many indigenous tribes of western Alaska. Also walked through the lovely Totem Park.

Thank Quincy31
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visited Sitka and enjoyed visiting this park. The totem poles are placed along a trail that winds through the woods. Very peaceful walking the trail and viewing the totem poles.

Thank PLS27
Reviewed 4 October 2017

After our excursion, we walked to and around the entire Historic/Totem Park in less than an hour. Situated just outside of the bustling downtown and right on the waterfront, you can go to the Park Museum or (as we did) walk around the Totem Park...More

Thank TomSahl
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4 March 2016|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
The Totem Pole Park is a very short distance from the center of town. You simply walk westward and it may be a 20 minute walk.
1 March 2015|
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Response from ChristyB1970 | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Sitka and self-directed our entire vacation, so I can't speak to what the cruise may offer. However, we walked to the park in the rain from our hotel and did the tour on our own. It is free and self-guided... More