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Russian Bishop's House

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Address: Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-6281
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Description: Located within the Sitka National Historical Park, this is one of the last...
Located within the Sitka National Historical Park, this is one of the last surviving examples of Russian colonial architecture in North America.
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the downstairs alone is free and worth seeing, but pay the small fee and get the guided upstairs tour. It really puts the Russian history of Sitka in perspective and one sees a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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USA
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

the downstairs alone is free and worth seeing, but pay the small fee and get the guided upstairs tour. It really puts the Russian history of Sitka in perspective and one sees a lot more and gives a real sense of time, place, and person.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a really wonderful house to visit! It isn't exactly close to where the cruise ship dropped us off, but it is not too long of a walk, and it's a pleasant stroll. The craftsmanship of the house is really cool to see and I'm so glad that they have saved it. All the Russian touches, art, etc. is... More 

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austin, TX
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This tour gives one an intimate feeling of life in Alaska during the Russian period especially in the 19th century. Very nicely displayed.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

it is not only a great historic site of Russia in Alaska but also gives us more knowledges of the relationship of Russia and Alaskan in the past. one of the good spot to understand more their close relationship in the past.

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Terre Haute, IN
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Interesting look at the Russian history of the area, including people, architecture, artifacts and stories of the inhabitants.

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Park Service Rangers provide fabulous tours of the Russian Bishop House. It was fabulous learning about St. Innocent as well as the history of the house and the important role St. Innocent played in Sitka History. Don't miss it!

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Sitka,Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The lower story tells the history and architectural history of early Russian America and is worth a 20 minute visit that is free. For a small fee the living quarters and chapel upstairs are a considerable treat with a well spoken guide. A gem if one is interested in Pacific Rim history. No expense was spared in the restoration that... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The Russians bishops house is a companion visit to the national Park and Sitka and both are very well worth the time and visit. The national Park department doesn't outstanding job and deserves more support.

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Dunbarton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The guide was very knowledgeable about local Russian history as well as general Russian history. Particularly interesting were the icons in the chapel, which is still in use by the local priests. It would probably be best to go in a smaller group, which increases the ability to interact with the guide

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Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We did both the walking tour of the town and the tour of the house itself. Helpful and courteous staff provided a glimpse into Russian America that is very worth seeing and hearing.

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