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Russian Bishop's House

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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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A wonderful place to learn.........

A wonderful place to learn about the days of Russia's ownership of Alaska and the part the Russian Orthodox Church played in this community of Sitka.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Farmington, MN
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to learn about the days of Russia's ownership of Alaska and the part the Russian Orthodox Church played in this community of Sitka.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The lower level of the house is free, including an interpretive film. Fascinating to learn about the history of the house and to see the "bones" of the house preserved as they have restored it. You can pay a few dollars to see the upper level (students up to age 16 are free I think) which has furnishings and more... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

They have preserved the original house as much as possible, which in itself is very interesting. And I am not a big museum goer, but it was very informative. They have a ton of historical information about the area and past. Worth a visit.

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Altus, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It was under some construction so you couldn't see much. I usually like touring old buildings but this one was very limited.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I was really impressed with the Russian Bishop's House. I had no idea of the cultural impact not on the Russians had on Sitka, but the co-existence that occurred between the Russians and the Native Americans. The bottom level of the house is free to the public and is definitely worth a walkthrough the learn about the culture and history... More 

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elizabeth city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

First, make sure you view the video. I think it was about 16 minutes. It provided a great background about Russian and Native American interaction in the 1800's. The downstairs is free but there is a $4 self pay station to take the upstairs guided tour--you should see the upstairs. Much of the upstairs is shown in the video but... More 

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coronado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The first floor is free, but the best part of the museum is the second floor. A park ranger gave us a very interesting tour of the recreated bishops residence upstairs.

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The rooms upstairs in the Russian Bishop's House look today as they did 1853, and the building also houses a museum downstairs, all of this plus continuing restoration and maintenance thanks to impressive work by the National Park Service. Part of the museum reveals behind-the-walls views of the details of construction, with its fascinating lessons for building tight and well... More 

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Fair Oaks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

They have done a nice job of restoring the residence of the Russian Church presence in Sitka. Also starting point for a first class ranger walking tour of Russian sites in Sitka. Really enjoyed the tour

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

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