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Russian Bishop's House

Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Historical Location Maintained by the National Park Service

An enjoyable visit to a location filled with history. We were fascinated by the artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Dennis M
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Moore, Oklahoma
Fascinating museum

Lots of information, photographs and artifacts from the early days of Russian occupation of Sitka... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Quincy31
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Sydney, Australia
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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.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
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"russian history"
in 24 reviews
"the national park service"
in 10 reviews
"living quarters"
in 9 reviews
"guided tour"
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"upper floor"
in 7 reviews
"private chapel"
in 4 reviews
"russian experience"
in 4 reviews
"small fee"
in 8 reviews
"step back in time"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 4 reviews
"orthodox church"
in 3 reviews
"alaskan history"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"cruise ship"
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"upstairs"
in 51 reviews
"restored"
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Reviewed 10 October 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 8 October 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.

Thank Quincy31
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Reviewed 2 October 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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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were only in Sitka for a short time but we decided to at least pop in this building just to see what it was all about. We did not have time to wait to take the tour of the upstairs but the downstairs held...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Step back in time in this very interesting. Out of the way Alaskan town. The Russian museum dates back when Russia owned this part of the world. A very interesting place.

Thank HawneysWorld
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

J.C. gave a very educational and interesting tour of the residence and chapel. We have been on many historical home tours and this was the best. Our guide gave us an experiential experience that brought a real understanding of the time period.

Thank Jennifer s
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Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Our Guide Rachel who was with the park service was interesting & gave us not just a tour but informed us of the significance of this beautifully restored residence & church. Helping us understand Sitka's history. Definitely a worth see!

Thank Douglas2011
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Our cruise ship stopped in Sitka, and our bus took us from the Old Sitka Dock to downtown where we walked around. It was suggested that we visit the Russian Bishop's House, and it was a good suggestion. The house contains some great historical information...More

Thank StuartGustafson
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

great visit as the tour gives you an idea how they Russians lived in Alaska. We thought this was a highlight of Sitka we loved this town and this is part of the reason.

Thank Caribbean5
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit which I would recommend to everyone as a "must see" attraction. The exhibits are interesting and the atmosphere is relaxing. The house definitely gives you a feel of the way people lived there and how the routine of...More

Thank t c
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Amanda S
20 January 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
21 July 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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