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Russian Bishop's House

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Address: Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
Phone Number: 907-747-6281
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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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Step Into History

One of the most amazing structures with artifacts preserved from the Russian Orthodox Bishop of 1847. Great history downstairs and a step back in time to the house upstairs as it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most amazing structures with artifacts preserved from the Russian Orthodox Bishop of 1847. Great history downstairs and a step back in time to the house upstairs as it looked in the 19th century. Great tour guides, and thechaple alone is more than woth the price of admission. If you want American history in perspective, this is the... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A tour of the house of the Russian Bishops who came to Sitka and helped convert the Tlinkit natives of the area. A very interesting tour of Russian history in the area.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss this historical National Park Service site! Take the inexpensive tour of the second floor and you will feel as if you had gone back in time to the days of Russian occupied Alaska. Our park ranger guide was enthusiastic and knowledgable. The life story of the first bishop is fascinating and uplifting; the upstairs chapel is worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a history lover, then this tour will thrill you! It is run by the National park service and the bottom floor is free and walk at your own pace. The top floor is paid and contains the bishop's bedroom, study, and private chapel as well as his dining area

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bottom floor is free to visit, telling you about how the building was constructed, and displays of the Russion time in the area. The exhibits upstairs are excellent but cost a bit to view. If you are short on time or money, make sure to see the film downstairs to glimpse the upstairs sights. The best part is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We toured both floors of this interesting building, however, the film we saw on the first floor covered most of what we saw on the second floor. I enjoyed visiting the chapel. Our guide to the 2nd floor was knowledgeable and willingly answered our many questions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Happened to notice the sign outside saying it was open even though the door was closed. Once inside we were informed that downstairs was free but upstairs there was a small fee, we chose to do the downstairs only as we could watch a video that took in some of the upstairs charm. Spent only a short time here, several... More 

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Piedmont, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see in Sitka and pay the $4 and take the guided tour well worth it for the history and upstairs of the bishops house view Thanks to the park rangers who renovated and maintain this property great job !!!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

This is worth the visit and is very quaint and really tells the Russian influence into Alaska and a great tour with nice historical items.

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Ellensburg, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

The history of this building including period documentation of construction techniques is very cool. this is well worth a tour.

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