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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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Russian Bishop's House

Great history! Maintained by the National Parks. Free museum downstairs! The park rangers were very kind and knowledgable!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Gilbert, Arizona
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Lafayette, Ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Gilbert, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great history! Maintained by the National Parks. Free museum downstairs! The park rangers were very kind and knowledgable!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great place to visit with authentic original structural elements and historic furnishings. Don't miss going to the 2nd floor (for which there is a fee)

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Sitka, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the insulation techniques shown on the main floor, to the ultra short beds for sleeping in an upright position, I learned many interesting facts about how Russian upper-class adapted their culture to what is now Southeast Alaska.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest intact Russian building in Sitka. You can wander round the downstairs for free; the upstairs has a charge applied. The rooms show how the house was constructed and some of the clothing and furnishings that were used at the time.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum provides an understanding of the Russian influence on Sitka. There are excellent displays and exhibits allowing you to get a better understanding

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is interesting because of the Russion history of Sitka, Alaska. Very good displays and information. Within walking distance of the tenders to the cruise ships.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, let me just say that I love Sitka. It's a small place that doesn't attract the giant cruise ships. We had some time to kill before our wilderness sea kayak adventure, and the Visitor Center helpfully suggested a walking tour of Sitka that started with the Russian Bishop's House. It was really a cool place and the history was... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Russian Bishop's House, together with St. Michael's Cathedral, are the only two buildings in Sitka that date back to the time when Alaska was a province of Imperial Russia. The building houses a superb collection of historical artifacts from that period and the dedicated park service guides are exceptionally good.

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State College, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the video and first floor exhibits (free admission). We considered paying for a tour of the second floor, but the video seemed to show and discuss those rooms and we felt that was enough for us. If you have a particular interest in the Russian Orthodox Church, you would want to allocate more time.

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