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Russian Bishop's House

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Address: Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-747-6281
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Located within the Sitka National Historical Park, this is one of the last...

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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preserved as close as possible to the time of the Russian Bishop, this house shows architectural features, construction techniques, furniture, food storage, living conditions and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

preserved as close as possible to the time of the Russian Bishop, this house shows architectural features, construction techniques, furniture, food storage, living conditions and religious observance. Do not miss stroking the otter pelt - you will never feel anything like it again.

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Toledo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Russian Bishop's House is a part of Sitka's National Historical Park and is an example of Russian colonial architecture. The other part of the National Historical Park is the Totem Unit. The Russian Bishop's House is very close to the street and grabs your attention because it is mustard-yellow with a red roof. It has been restored to its... More 

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Jemez Pueblo NM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This attraction gives visitors a good glimpse into how harsh living was in Alaska during the 1800s when Russia claimed the place. The house is partially restored so we can see what the original construction looked like. It's a remarkable piece of construction using no nails to build the house.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

One of the most amazing structures with artifacts preserved from the Russian Orthodox Bishop of 1847. Great history downstairs and a step back in time to the house upstairs as it looked in the 19th century. Great tour guides, and thechaple alone is more than woth the price of admission. If you want American history in perspective, this is the... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A tour of the house of the Russian Bishops who came to Sitka and helped convert the Tlinkit natives of the area. A very interesting tour of Russian history in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Don't miss this historical National Park Service site! Take the inexpensive tour of the second floor and you will feel as if you had gone back in time to the days of Russian occupied Alaska. Our park ranger guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable. The life story of the first bishop is fascinating and uplifting; the upstairs chapel is worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you are a history lover, then this tour will thrill you! It is run by the National park service and the bottom floor is free and walk at your own pace. The top floor is paid and contains the bishop's bedroom, study, and private chapel as well as his dining area

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

The bottom floor is free to visit, telling you about how the building was constructed, and displays of the Russion time in the area. The exhibits upstairs are excellent but cost a bit to view. If you are short on time or money, make sure to see the film downstairs to glimpse the upstairs sights. The best part is the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We toured both floors of this interesting building, however, the film we saw on the first floor covered most of what we saw on the second floor. I enjoyed visiting the chapel. Our guide to the 2nd floor was knowledgeable and willingly answered our many questions.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Happened to notice the sign outside saying it was open even though the door was closed. Once inside we were informed that downstairs was free but upstairs there was a small fee, we chose to do the downstairs only as we could watch a video that took in some of the upstairs charm. Spent only a short time here, several... More 

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