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Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
+1 907-747-0110
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great place to walk and relax

We love to come here and take a walk around. It is very beautiful and you can get some nice views... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy N
Juneau, Alaska
Well Worth a Visit

The visitor centre houses a good selection of First Nation artifacts and contemporary artwork. On... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Tess S
Abbotsford, Canada
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“visitor center” (49 reviews)
“totem park” (76 reviews)
“beautiful walk” (33 reviews)
103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
+1 907-747-0110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love to come here and take a walk around. It is very beautiful and you can get some nice views of the city from here as well as seeing the history and the totems. A "must-do" when in Sitka. If you live here, it...More

Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The visitor centre houses a good selection of First Nation artifacts and contemporary artwork. On the ocean there is a forested walk and totems to view. Come prepared for rain.

Thank Tess S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Was very impressed with the centre. Lots of information on the many indigenous tribes of western Alaska. Also walked through the lovely Totem Park.

Thank Quincy31
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Visited Sitka and enjoyed visiting this park. The totem poles are placed along a trail that winds through the woods. Very peaceful walking the trail and viewing the totem poles.

Thank PLS27
Reviewed 4 October 2017

After our excursion, we walked to and around the entire Historic/Totem Park in less than an hour. Situated just outside of the bustling downtown and right on the waterfront, you can go to the Park Museum or (as we did) walk around the Totem Park...More

Thank TomSahl
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great place for an afternoon walk, lots of wildlife around, the Ranger at the information centre was helpful and pointed out various things and areas to visit. It was spawning season so expected to see lots of dead salmon which we did. The detail in...More

Thank Jared-Kiwi
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This is a very nice place to spend some time. We watched an interesting movie about Native Americans and their culture. There are many artifacts to see here as well as the numerous totem poles both inside and outside.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We visited the center and walked through the park. The center has some interpretive exhibits and an area for working artists. Tommy Joseph was there the day we were there. He talked freely about his art and his carving. You can see his work at...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

What a lovely walk along the shore line under the beautiful canopy of trees & totem poles!! Sitka's national park personnel are informing about all that is Sitka.

Thank Douglas2011
Reviewed 21 September 2017

A beautiful walk along a small river teeming with spawning salmon, then continuing with a stroll along a forest path with totem poles every few yards. The museum will instruct you how to 'read' them (bottom to top, e.g., with the 'watchman' at the very...More

Thank casario
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5 March 2016|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
The Totem Pole Park is a very short distance from the center of town. You simply walk westward and it may be a 20 minute walk.
2 March 2015|
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Response from ChristyB1970 | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Sitka and self-directed our entire vacation, so I can't speak to what the cruise may offer. However, we walked to the park in the rain from our hotel and did the tour on our own. It is free and self-guided... More