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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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A historic little charm

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Alice R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Alice R
Piedmont, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank FibreFil
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Richard G
Ellensburg, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Nate C
Rockford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were on an NCL Tour of Alaska and went ashore to explore Sitka. My husband loves Russian history, so we visited the Russian Bishop’s House. Historically the house is significant as it is one of only 4 original Russian buildings in the U.S. The house was built in 1843 as a residence for Bishop Innocent, an... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a lot of history you can learn in this house. We paid a small fee for the tour of the upstairs - you can learn a ton of information from the downstairs portion. If you go upstairs it is set up with wallpaper and furniture and wall vents. The best part was being able to touch a sea... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Takes to to read and watch video. It was interesting but not much to take photos of. Amazing how it was preserved. Worth the walk through.

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Dyer, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the type of place history buffs enjoy. You can take as much or little time you wish to walk through the building. The downstairs is free, but there is an admission to the upstairs (if you wished to see that). If you have a park pass, then there is a discount to the admission for the upstairs. This... More 

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Hayward, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is astounding how many artifacts have been preserved in this historic bishop's residence. Many original pieces of furniture, the samovar, etc. And it is close at hand, within reach, for viewing, not tucked away behind glass. Of course, every tour has the idiots that lean on the wallpaper and the ancient furniture. Fools such as they are the reason... More 

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Lafayette, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

We spent less than an hour It was marginally worth it If it was not for park ranger it would have been wash It is filled with history

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