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Baranof Castle State Historical Site

Corner of Harbor Road and Lincoln St., Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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worth it for the view

and for some plaques that explain some of the history, especially of the early Russian times before... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Stephen C
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Port Townsend, Washington
Interesting

Small, reasonably priced museum. Docents very knowledgeable and friendly. Interesting photos also... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
dst2012
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Glen Dale, West Virginia
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Corner of Harbor Road and Lincoln St., Sitka, AK
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

and for some plaques that explain some of the history, especially of the early Russian times before the alaska purchase

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Small, reasonably priced museum. Docents very knowledgeable and friendly. Interesting photos also of the tsunami.

Thank dst2012
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Nice views from castle hill, easy walk up with lots of interpretive information to browse. A really fascinating story of Sitka of old and Russian Alaska. Thank god for Mr. Seward!

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Even though the actual castle burnt down years ago it is still a great place to get your Alaskan history on the purchase of Alaskan territory

Thank Kara P
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Walked up to view point. Some excellent views informative signs telling you all about history of it. Lovely place to be on a sunny day.(we were lucky) it was

Thank Denise D
Reviewed 22 August 2016

An easy walk for all levels of fitness. . . Castle Hill is worth a visit if you are a history buff or if looking for a vantage point for a beautiful vista. The site was established by Tlingit natives and was first occupied by...More

Thank Deb O
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Plenty of informative displays that detail the history of how this place came to be. A great lookout point and we also saw hummingbirds here. There is a ramp or stairs access, could do with some displays of what islands you are looking at, etc....More

Thank Alice R
Reviewed 24 July 2016

No buildings remain of the many that have graced this lookout point over the centuries. There is a nice set of displays that tell the story of the site. And a few cannons remain. A nice little workout, if you take the stairs (for older...More

Thank VSRubato
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Known mainly as Castle Hill, this site was established by Tlingit natives. Occupied by Russia in 1804, Alaska was was transferred to the United States on this site in 1867. It offers a wonderful view of the water and downtown Sitka. It is a national...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

There's not much to see, but there are great views of the bay and city. Plaques around the site explain the history of the area and the hill. I would recommend this as a starting point for a day exploring Sitka.

Thank Greg H
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Judy & John S
How do I get there using public transportation? Thank you!
18 June 2016|
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Response from Dru W | Reviewed this property |
We walked from where the shuttles dropped us off. It is a short walk. Head towards the Cathedral, pass the Cathedral and the Pioneer house and you will see signs on the left that say where to go from there. There are some... More
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Jenni K
When does the castle open? I can't see a time on their website.
21 May 2015|
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