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Go For the View Alone

If you have any interest in history and especially Alaskan history, a stop at the Baranof Castle... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Sarasota, Florida
Out of the way near the Alaskan Pioneer Home

The Castle is on a hill behind the business center. A short walk to the top with several plaques... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
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Corner of Harbor Road and Lincoln St., Sitka, AK
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Located right in the heart of Sitka and very close to the waterfront is found the Baranov Castle historical site... High atop a hill overlooking the sea, it’s long been a strategic location for the Tlingits (and others who arrived in recent times). The top...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

If you have any interest in history and especially Alaskan history, a stop at the Baranof Castle SHS is a must during your visit to Sitka. A long and winding trail is available for folks with mobility issues and steps are there for those who...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

The Castle is on a hill behind the business center. A short walk to the top with several plaques commemorating Alaska in to the states. Great view and nice place to make a stop

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018

Made a little climb to an area of breathe taking 360 degree Sitka views. The historical significance was worth the steps... a must see

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

The view from Baranof Castle is well worth the stairs or ramps to reach the top! Fun historical signs highlight past residents of Sitka.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018

If you have the time, while you are walking through the town of Sitka, this is a nice stop to make to be standing in the place where the historic raising of the American flag took place for the first time in Alaska as the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 2018

We discovered this site accidentally while walking downtown. We saw the steps and sign and thought we'd check it out. We were glad we did. They steps weren't too steep or too many so most people should be able to navigate them. At the top...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

Besides the interesting history, which is worth the trip, this is a nice place to take pictures of Sitka. After visiting Baranof Castle park, I suggest going down the stairs to the main street in town. There is a drug store that has wonderful milkshakes...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

I really enjoyed the self walking guide of Sitka, which enabled us to linger whenever the fancy took, of which this was one of our stops. Information boards at the top of the deceptively undemanding stepped climb tell you all you need to know about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This place is a great climb up the staircase next to the City and Borough if Sitka Building on Lincoln Street. For handicap accessibility there is a gradual path that winds around the hill which takes more time to get up to. Once at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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We walked from where the shuttles dropped us off. It is a short walk. Head towards the Cathedral, pass the Cathedral and the Pioneer house and you will see signs on the left that say where to go from there. There are some... More