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Russian Bishop's House

Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Located within the Sitka National Historical Park, this is one of the last surviving examples of Russian colonial architecture in North America.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
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+1 907-747-6281
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"russian history"
in 25 reviews
"the national park service"
in 11 reviews
"living quarters"
in 9 reviews
"guided tour"
in 15 reviews
"upper floor"
in 7 reviews
"russian experience"
in 4 reviews
"small fee"
in 8 reviews
"step back in time"
in 3 reviews
"historical items"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 4 reviews
"alaskan history"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 5 reviews
"upstairs"
in 51 reviews
"chapel"
in 16 reviews
"restored"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bishop Innocent was key to better relationships between Russia and the Tlingit which unfortunately unraveled over the years. This is a fascinating tour and essential for a visit to Sitka.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is best toured with a docent, especially if you can be alone or part of a small group. The construction of the house and its heating system is fascinating. It's a look at a different aspect of life in old Sitka, something different from...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked by the strucutre during our stroll though Sitka. You can see that the this structure was slighty modified when reconstructed after the fire which occurred in the early 1900's. Large rooms inside with a lot of light due to the many windows hich line...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see. It’s on of only a few buildings left in North America that has a Russian history attached. The tour is excellent and informative. You can take your time and explore. It’s amazing to step back in history through this house....More

Thank David C
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Reviewed April 7, 2018

I don't think kids are going to have a great time here, but for grown ups and people who like to read this was an interesting little place.

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Full of history- very interesting! Good tour to take- arrange with a park ranger if not open. Informative and gives you a good feel for the history.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

The Russian Bishop's House had fallen into serious disrepair when it was bought by the National Park Service and restored. There was not a lot that was original to the house and while it was an interesting tour I was disappointed that there were not...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2017

An enjoyable visit to a location filled with history. We were fascinated by the artifacts and photographs on display here.

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

Lots of information, photographs and artifacts from the early days of Russian occupation of Sitka. Thoroughly enjoyed it although watch out for the uneven floorboards.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

The restored Russian Bishop's House is a treasure trove of information, videos and a chapel. We spent more time here than planned, as we took the tour to the second level of the house. The ranger guide gave a very balanced picture of life for...More

Thank Lee W
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Amanda S
January 20, 2016|
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Response from CAROLINE L | Reviewed this property |
There is a small fee for visiting the upstairs with a Park Ranger guide. I was alone on the day I visited and I learned a lot from interaction with the Ranger. I walked in and got all the information that was required. I... More
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nle1
July 21, 2015|
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Response from David-IrvineCA | Reviewed this property |
In the summer, No. Tours of upstairs frequently. Downstairs museum just show up.
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