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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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If you are in Sitka up until MUST not miss Castle Hill. This historical sites is well described in... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jan N
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Lovely views and historical information

There is a somewhat long hike up a set of stairs (ramps is also available) to reach this scenic... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mek99
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Syracuse, NY
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Corner of Harbor Road and Lincoln St., Sitka, AK
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are in Sitka up until MUST not miss Castle Hill. This historical sites is well described in the various plaques on the perimeter of the hill. Tells the story clearly. And besides being full of history the view of Sitka and the harbor...More

Thank Jan N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a somewhat long hike up a set of stairs (ramps is also available) to reach this scenic overview, once the location of the so-called Baranof Castle. There are many historical markers at the top, indicating important events in Sitka's past. What we most...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Good 360 degree views of the harbor and town. Educational and informative. Walking uphill required, even with ramps.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 4 June 2017

On a nice day, this is a pleasant walk with a very nice view out over the harbor. This little town has a lot of history associated with it. You can learn some of it her3e.

Thank Seniordad
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Basically after a long walk up a ramp or a hike up many stairs you arrive at the site of the old Baranof Castle. Now it is basically an open area with some beautiful views of the city and surrounding bay and mountains. There isn't...More

Thank Frbill92
Reviewed 14 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 16 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
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Judy & John S
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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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