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Peer into Russian Sitka

Just the walk-in area is great for a 10-minute quick glance. To really see the marvelous other... read more

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There's a lot of history here.

I would definitely recommend the tour at Russian Bishop's House in Sitka. It looks a little... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Oxnard, California
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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.
Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Reviewed yesterday

Just the walk-in area is great for a 10-minute quick glance. To really see the marvelous other rooms - including the chapel - take the guided tour. It was free!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

Not much to see in Sitka but this is quite an interesting museum - nice take on the Russian influence in Alaska and Sitka.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Whistledown
Reviewed September 15, 2018

I would definitely recommend the tour at Russian Bishop's House in Sitka. It looks a little ordinary from the outside but there is a tremendous amount of history inside. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we loved being able to go inside the chapel....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sea_Squared
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Too many people walk by this best display of the history and cultural heritage of Sitka. The exhibits and knowledge of the park rangers is excellent and will give you a clearer image of how important Sitka was to the history of both Russia's involvement...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Thomas O
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Very historical and coupled with the cathedral is worth a visit. So much information and full of history. Recommend.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris106102
Reviewed August 22, 2018

while we were aware of the Russian claim to Alaska and that Sitka was the capitol the Bishop's House told much more of the story. We were able to connect with a guided tour which was very good and then went through the self guided...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 3Eagles
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I was ambivalent at first about visiting the Bishop's house but several in our group wanted to. I was glad I did. The guided tour of the upstairs was super interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Cheri S
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We popped in for a quick look around as we had some time to fill before another booked tour. Not being familiar with the area and it’s history we were interested to find about the settlement of the area. An easily accessible building where there...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank COLINW660
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This was spectacular! This was a great preservation of the Bishop from that time. The tour guide that took us upstairs, Rachel, was very knowledgeable and informative! It was a great history tour and really opens the mind to what was going on up in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kutiebug
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

I wasn't originally planning to visit this house but glad I did. I did not know the extent of the Russian Orthodox Church's influence on this area until I toured this house. You can do some of it on your own and learn a fair...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Michael T
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Response from confre | Reviewed this property |
Dont know am sure Nap Park svc has answer online
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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
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.