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I arrived in Sitka on the m/v Malaspina ferry boat a bit before 11PM for a 2 hour visit. The local bus company organises a bus and driver to take people off the ferry into town for $10 return. Considering the great distance from the...More

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Located right in the center of town (and dividing the main business street) is the iconic St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox cathedral :)). It’s been rebuilt (following a fire), actively hosts services, and is a part of Sitka’s Russian history as well... a super popular place...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is an admission fee. We were under time constraints and didn't feel it worthwhile to pay the admission fee. From the lobby you could see much of the interior and it was stunning. I didn't believe at first the church was actually built while...More

Thank Steve V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You'll want to take in the beauty of this Orthodox Cathedral with the paintings and icons handed down for centuries. Be sure to get a tour guide to explain the history and detail - dating back to 1793. It's a small cathedral and you can...More

Thank Ron H
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We tried to visit St. Michael's on a Monday and learned from the sign outside that it is closed on Monday. We were lucky that Father Andrew drove up as we were standing outside. He had come to pick up some equipment and invited us...More

Thank Sea_Squared
Reviewed September 9, 2018

They ask for a donation but you cannot get in without paying $ 5. Interesting for Russian Heritage and site visit.

Thank BigdogAZ2014
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Saint Michael's Cathedral in downtown Sitka is a very interesting place to visit. The sanctuary is full of relics and displays.There is a charge to enter and then several opportunities to voluntarily donate to different aspects of the church. The interior is beautiful and worthy...More

Thank Kendot52
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely Orthodox church that has a great history. Only go here id you are interested in the ancient faith and it's relics and traditions. A lovely living church.

Thank Lillian L
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Church (rebuilt after a fire) is a remarkably spiritual place. The glitter of icons contrasts beautifully with the simple wooden structure. You feel the history of the Russian settlement mingled with the native culture that has kept this church as their...More

Thank begnrmind2017
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Beautiful restoration going on in this quaint little village church. For a small donation you can tour this gem in the middle of Sitka. The art work in very beautiful and the history is amazing.

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Response from sablansr81 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on which pier - however as already expressed - you can walk the older part of the town. If you are on a Hawaiian Dream cruise you will be in the town proper them bused to the pier.
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