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Russian Bishop's House

Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
907-747-6281
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Ranked #6 of 16 attractions in Sitka
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings
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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Olympia, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is great museum for understanding the history of the Russian presence in Sitka. The chapel was particularly beautiful.

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Sitka was the first stop on our Alaska visit and the main reason for going there was to learn a little about the Russian history in the area. This House is run by the NPS and for a nominal fee we took a guided tour. We were the only ones there. It was a great introduction to the area. Learned... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Bit of a history fan and very interesting innovations for heating. Guide spoke clearly and slowly so we heard every bit of info.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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109 reviews 109 reviews
46 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I would say that you have to make a stop here. My husband and I almost didn't stop in, but we are so glad that we did. The bottom floor is free and very interesting, but I would recommend paying the $4 to visit the former living quarters of the Russian Orthodox Bishop. It is so fascinating and you learn... More

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San Joaquin, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

You can see the 1st floor of this house for free. It has some interesting exhibits and an informative video which also shows you what the 2nd floor is like. You can see the 2nd floor on a tour for a fee. A ranger there was very informative and let me hold a piece of tea which was like a... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a great way to spend a little bit of time in Sitka. I was really surprised by the second floor of this museum. It was worth the extra money to go upstairs and see the entire museum.

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Naperville, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

the museum here was free on the first floor and really gave a great bit of detail on what it was like with the Russian bishop lived here. there was an amazing video that provided a lot of information. If you have time, there is a reasonably priced tour of the upstairs as well. My 10 yr old enjoyed this... More

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Greenwell Point, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This building is now run by the National Parks. The attendants were very friendly and informative. The house is two storey with not much to see but it's historical context within the town and preservation are important aspects to consider when viewing. Plus it's free.

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Prescott, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The park service has done a great job on the restoration of this significant and historic property. We highly recommend the ranger- led tour of the upstairs of the building. They do a great job and know their material well. It is good to hear about the positive side of the Russian presence in Sitka, and the man that truly... More

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Stouffville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A wonderful step back to the past and Russian history. Run by Park Service so only$4... a great experience and highly educational.

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