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Baranof Castle State Historical Site

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Address: Corner of Harbor Road and Lincoln St., Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 9077476281
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Nice historial site

Well worth 20 or 30 minutes while in Sitka. There's an easy climb to reach the top of the hill to see the historical plagues and nice view of the area. I thought the descriptions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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elizabeth city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Well worth 20 or 30 minutes while in Sitka. There's an easy climb to reach the top of the hill to see the historical plagues and nice view of the area. I thought the descriptions on the plaques describing the history of the area and (more specifically) the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the U.S were excellent.

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AlohaBoston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Admittedly trekked through the park on the way to the Baranof Island Brewing (industrial area on the other side of the Indian River) ...but walked the loop ..first class facilities and staff ...and were serving ice cream in celebration of Independence Day. The exhibit inside the visitors center should not be missed!

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Hike up to the top of Castle Hill and enjoy the view of Sitka. Interesting spot where Alaska was handed over to the United States from Russia. Worth the windy, uphill walk.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We just got back from an Alaska cruise and this place has by far the best views in the city! It is only a 1/2 mile walk from the cruise dock! You can either walk up the stairs or you can use a ramp but the views are fantastic

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Lovely little stroll up the hill, easy for all abilities, Great views of Sitka and very interesting site to visit with lots of information on boards scattered about the site.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is a small park but has great views and interesting interpretive stations. There are two entrances, one is all stairs and the other is a ramp.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Lots of interesting information on plaques located around the top of the hill. This is where the US flag was raised after Alaska was sold to the US by Russia. Great views from the top. Go around the back side and take the steps up--much faster than the switchback ramps!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

For Alaska history enthusiasts, Castle Hill in the charming town of Sitka needs no introduction. This strategic location overlooks Sitka Sound, and while the surrounding area has been much modified, one can still gaze out over the walls and imagine the Tlingit war canoes, Russian vessels, and sailing traders moving about the water in front of you. The hill top... More 

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Moorpark, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A small little site, in the heart of town. There is a great view of the town, harbor and surrounding area from the top of a small hill. A few historical markers, and that is it.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Maybe the history that happened at this site is so special to me because I'm an Alaskan, but it is a great spot to see for anyone who loves history or beautiful views. There is an old, steeper flight of stairs (not very long though) and it looked like there was also a ramp going up the other side for... More 

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Address: Corner of Harbor Road and Lincoln St., Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 9077476281
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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