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Russian Bishop's House

Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Worth a ShortVisit; Good Historical Information

Our cruise ship stopped in Sitka, and our bus took us from the Old Sitka Dock to downtown where we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boise, Idaho

great visit as the tour gives you an idea how they Russians lived in Alaska. We thought this was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portland, OR
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This National Park building covers both religious and community history. Nice diorama of Sitka. Interesting cross section of building to show how it was built.

Thank ewf97338
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour the downstairs on your own and learn about the history while viewing original artifacts. With friendly guides, tour upstairs that is restored to original bishop's residence. Highly recommended!

Thank mmcgilligan2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

to learn more of Sitka's history and its for-fathers a tour through the Russian Bishops house is a must.

Thank Lakemomster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked in on a whim and saw a part of Russian American Alaskan history I was unaware of. The building is wonderfully preserved and the tour is very good. Our NPS guide was a wonderful young woman who was very knowledgeable and answered questions very...More

Thank Timothy L. F
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Walking through this building with a printed brochure in hand does not do it justice. The guide on one of the regularly scheduled NPS tours brought the history of the house to life and raised our awareness of Russian history in Alaska.

Thank LouiseLouisiana
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Visited this house for the head of the Russian bishop and it was surprisingly interesting. Toured the upstairs living quarters and it was also very interesting and pretty quick. If you have the time stop here.

Thank esopus35
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The tour of the Russian Bishop House is worth seeing. The tour is short but extremely informative. Be sure to see the film. There is a lot of history here.

Thank Jan N
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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
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.