We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
+1 907-747-0110
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Sitka Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear
More Info
and up
Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“totem park” (74 reviews)
103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
+1 907-747-0110
Write a Review
Reviews (628)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 615 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The totem poles are family histories. The center explains how the paint is made, and how the poles are created.

Thank devaandrews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great visitor center with a balanced look at the history of natives and invading europeans in the museum. Totem museum inside visitor center that gave an in-depth look at the art of totems. Friendly staff and good ranger talks. We took the one hour tour...More

Thank mmcgilligan2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the path along Crescent marina to the park - very nice walk with beautiful views. Walked the trails around the visitor center, and thru the woods past the totems. This is very quiet and serene - peaceful. Loved the views on the bridge...More

Thank 2saltydawgs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk through the Totem Park is a great opportunity to not only view and learn about the wonderful Totems of the area, it is a great chance to relax and enjoy the peace and serenity of this beautiful setting. An easy walk, sure to...More

Thank MarciaD
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A real must see. Stroll through the first and see native totems. You also walk close to the water and can see salmon headed upstream if in August. There are native craftsman, exhibits and short films about the native culture.

Thank 698katherinew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sitka is a beautiful little town and this park is within easy walking distance of downtown. The park is very serene with lovely trails which are relatively flat and even wheelchair and stroller accessible. It is a beautiful walk through the majestic pines with occasional...More

Thank sdestes5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk around the park was lovely with all the different totem poles. Lots of locals walking as well.

Thank escape123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great park of sitka pines that allows you to see a totem pole every little bit. It is so peaceful, with the ocean lapping at the shore, birds calling, a bridge over the Indian River where salmon were coming up to spawn....More

Thank pakabear
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite things in Sitka. If you don't have anything planned this is ideal. Its a 15min walk from town. The park has a 1 mile loop walk with forrest and totem poles thru-out the park. As a tip each Totem...More

Thank Abrie V
Reviewed August 20, 2017

Great little museum, and gorgeous hike thru the temperate rain forest. Lots of totems, very informational. Easy walk to get there from town, do not need a bus or transport of any kind

Thank Bennett A
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Mean Queen
94 reviews
.23 miles away
Highliner Coffee
108 reviews
.12 miles away
The Pub
268 reviews
.03 miles away
Sitka Hotel
61 reviews
.27 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Russian Bishop's House
200 reviews
.01 miles away
St. Michael's Cathedral
274 reviews
.17 miles away
Sitka Historical Museum
23 reviews
.09 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
March 4, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
The Totem Pole Park is a very short distance from the center of town. You simply walk westward and it may be a 20 minute walk.
March 1, 2015|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from ChristyB1970 | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Sitka and self-directed our entire vacation, so I can't speak to what the cruise may offer. However, we walked to the park in the rain from our hotel and did the tour on our own. It is free and self-guided... More