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“amazing views” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Baranof Castle State Historical Site

Baranof Castle State Historical Site
Corner of Harbor Road and Lincoln St., Sitka, AK
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Ranked #10 of 12 Attractions in Sitka
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Naperville, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“amazing views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

we hiked up the ramp on the back side to get to the top and enjoyed the views as well as the historical information on the placards. There is no actual building but there is a lot of history about the Russian history in Sitka and the transfer to the US

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
  • Russian first
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English first
Prescott, Arizona
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92 reviews 92 reviews
36 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A Significant Historical Location Plus a View!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It is worth the climb up the stairs to read the kiosks that tell how important this piece of property was over the ages. It is also one of the best places in town to get a bird's eye view of the town and harbor.

Visited June 2014
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Krakow, Poland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 attraction reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Baranof Hill”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Not much, just few steps on a hill with avarage view
but full in history, good they left some edu-plates.
That was a beginning of white man settlement on Alaska shore

Visited July 2013
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Salem, Oregon
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Alaska Days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Love the view from up here. Work the little hike up the back or stairs up the front. Don't miss it. The history of Sitka is displayed up here, if you can go over ALaska Days do it

Visited October 2013
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Lexington, South Carolina
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118 attraction reviews
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217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
“Good Harbor View”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Was surprised that there were no buildings at the top of the hill. However,, there is a great view of the harbor. Plaques along the trail list some of the history.

Visited May 2013
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