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Address: Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-6281
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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This building in one of four that have survived from the days when the Russian's occupied the area. Very informative video describing the work of the Bishop and the conversion of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Kansas City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This building in one of four that have survived from the days when the Russian's occupied the area. Very informative video describing the work of the Bishop and the conversion of the natives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The guide on this tour (Ann) was very knowledgeable and could answer all of our questions. There were some beautiful artifacts to enjoy.

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

Really interesting option for history buffs. Can tour the downstairs for free and/or pay $4 to tour the furnished upstairs. There is a video that runs continuously downstairs that shares some very interesting information on the history of Russian-America. Well worth a visit. Beautifully kept both inside and out!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We only had 45 minutes before we had to reboard our cruise ship and the ranger was nice enough to give us a personalized condensed 20 minute tour. Wish we would have had more time. Good information about the Russian history of the city and about the Bishop himself. Interesting how sympathetic he was towards to natives and their beliefs.... More 

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Portland, ME
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The house and its history are very interesting and well-interpreted by our National Park Service, as usual. A do not miss!

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Sitka, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Built from Russian experience with the cold and so appropriate to Alaska. The Bishop himself seems to have been a very good person, however there is more to the back story of the others that also came that detracts from his works.

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Irvine, California USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

What this house has going for it is that it is not just a museum, it is one of the few structures remaining, and wonderfully restored from the time of the Russian settlement in Alaska, particularly Sitka (which was in effect the Russian capital). It is operated by the National Park Service who restored it with assistance of Russian experts.... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Although not as spectacular as the onion domed churches in town, the Russian Bishop's House -- which looks somewhat like a barracks building from the outside -- does offer fascinating insights into a different time and Alaska's cultural and religious DNA. We toured the free downstairs rooms, which we found most interesting...both for the construction methods used and for the... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I found this tour very interesting, with lots of history and cool artifacts to look at. The downstairs of the residence and short film are free, with a guided tour of the restored upstairs portion of the residence available for just $4 that's totally worth it.

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Stevensville, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Sitka was probably the best stops compared to Juneau, and Ketchikan. A lot of Russian influence still exists in the Town.

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Address: Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-6281
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Sitka

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