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Russian Bishop's House

Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Wow, all I can say is WOW

Fascinating view in to the structure and how they built so many years ago and still had the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Michael J
Green Valley, Arizona
Fascinating piece of Alaskan history

I think this is a must see for anyone interested in the history of Alaska and how ti came to be the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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 good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Reviewed yesterday

Fascinating view in to the structure and how they built so many years ago and still had the upper-crust living in "so-called" luxury-and for that time it surely was. No charge for this visit and worth lots more,

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is a must see for anyone interested in the history of Alaska and how ti came to be the beautiful state we know it as now. I visited with my grandmother who is an immigrant from Russia and we both found this...More

Thank Abigail H
Reviewed 1 week ago

As only one of four standing Russian buildings in America, this is worth a stop, especially as it is free. Look around the ground floor exhibits and then stick around for the tour of the upstairs, which is pretty interesting, especially the chapel filled with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a free attraction, with donations accepted. I would recommend going here because they have an otter pelt, and it is soooo soft. The video they have playing is also very interesting!

Thank dev45
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Russian Bishop's House is part of the National Parks Service and offers free tours with an NPS Ranger of the upstairs of this historic house and a guided tour of the city. Both are free and very informative. You're going to walk the city...More

Thank baybeach11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a suggestion and visited the Russian Bishop's House. I love history so i was ok with this. i appreciate how they try and preserve some of the history in the home but nothing too exciting for me.

Thank Lan Anh L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great insight to early nineteenth century Russian influence in Alaska. Make sure you take the 2nd floor tour!!

Thank Mark Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a thing you can do with little or no expenditure of cash. Run by the National Park Service. The guide was very knowledgeable and more than willing to answer all questions. Maybe not for everyone but if you like history check it out.

Thank jhrvn1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative history of the church, Sitka and Russia. Would recommend this to anyone who visits Sitka.

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting hearing about the local Russian history of Sitka and it is a lovely surprise to find it is free!

Thank SuzannahA
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Amanda S
Does it cost anything to visit this site?
21 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
Do we need to make arrangements ahead of time for a visit sometime Aug 1 - 3?
22 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.