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Russian Bishop's House

Address: Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-6281
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Sitka
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Located within the Sitka National Historical Park, this is one of the last surviving examples of...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: 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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Brisbane, Australia
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133 reviews 133 reviews
90 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Interesting walk through with rooms preserved and furniture etc displayed as it would have been originally with lots of pictures and signs to read about the history. All added to the interest of Sitka as a cruise port. The other ports were so touristy this one was a welcome change.

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Reno, Nevada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lots of Russian history here. The exhibits have been done with great thought and are laid out nicely. We actually spent more time here than originally planned. Rangers here are friendly.

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The Hill Country, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A real education of the Russian history of Sitka. Be sure and take the guided tour. So much history. Don't forget to pet the sea otter pelt :-)

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Henderson, Nevada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
55 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

HI. it is interesting and old, not many artifacts in it but each room has some explanation and pictures and other things. if you are in town check it out, its free.

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Warwick, New York
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49 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Located on one of the main streets in Sitka (and walking distance from the cruise port), the Russian Bishop's House gives visitors an inside look into the history of the area. To tour the bottom floor of the house is free, but there is a small fee to go upstairs where it is set up as a house from the... More 

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Alpine, California
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79 attraction reviews
319 helpful votes 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped here as part of our visit while on the Amsterdam cruise ship and was glad we did. Built in 1842 by the Russian American Company as a residence for the bishop of the Orthodox church. It is the oldest Russian intact building in Sitka. Was later converted into an orphanage! Free entry into this great museum. They have... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The Russian Bishop's House is a National Monument and worth touring. A Park Ranger conducts the tours and does an outstanding job. The cost is cheap and a great opportunity to learn something about this quaint little town.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This would have received a "4" except for the excellent tour guide from Parks who was incredibly knowledgeable about not only the Russian Bishop's House but all the history from that time period. It was a fascinating place to visit and definitely an important part of the history from this region.

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Carlsbad, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Russian Bishop's House is a good way to get a glimpse into the past when Sitka was the capital of Russian Alaska. There is even some original wood left and wall space where children scribbled as well as original books and documents preserved behind glass. Learn about the significance of devil's club plant. Allow a couple of hours to... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

but you can miss it. It gives a bit of history of the place and has cut away walls so you can see how things were built back then.

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