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“Interesting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Russian Bishop's House

Russian Bishop's House
Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
907-747-6281
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Sitka
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Cultural
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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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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“Interesting”
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.

Visited August 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Lots of Russian History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Close to the one traffic light is the Russian Bishop's house. The first floor is a free museum. The upper floor costs money. I wasn't a fan of how the museum video presented the Tlingit/Russian relationship. There was a passage that was, to wit: Boy it's a great thing we Russians brought that small pox plague that killed 50% of the Tlingit. It made them so much easier to convert after we killed half of them." Gag me.

Visited August 2014
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Olympia, Washington
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Russian presence in Alaska”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Learning experience”
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 a lot about the Russians and their influence. If you've seen other historical houses, this isn't overwhelming, but if you want to experience some history which you probably haven't been exposed to in the lower 48, definitely stop in.

Visited July 2014
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Toowoomba, Australia
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“Bishops house”
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.

Visited August 2014
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