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“Fascinating History”

Russian Bishop's House
Ranked #6 of 55 things to do in Sitka
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located within the Sitka National Historical Park, this is one of the last surviving examples of Russian colonial architecture in North America.
Reviewed August 24, 2013

You're not looking at great architecture here, but the Bishop's House is operated by the Forest Service, I believe, and it offers a fascinating early history of the settlement of the area, first by the Russians and indigenous indians, before the territory was sold to America. The downstairs is a free self tour, but definitely spend the few dollars for the guided tour upstairs!

Thank Christopher C
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Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

I would highly recommend visiting the Russian Bishop's House. The bottom floor is free, and it's only $4 to visit the former living quarters of the Russian Orthodox Bishop. The Bishop's private chapel is incredible. Very fun, very educational, and very interesting! It's one half of of the Sitka National Historic Park, so you get to learn the Russian aspect and then a half mile down the road see the native Tlingit aspect.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Enjoy both the free and paid parts of the Russian Bishops House. The paid part takes you upstairs and really makes the place come alive. Working and living in New Arkhangelsk in the 1840's was not fun and life was short.

Thank James1946
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

A miraculous restoration of the Bishop's house built in the mid 1800s. Full of artifacts about the Russian Orthodox Church, the Russian American trading company and early Sitka.

Thank Ernie B
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you are into historical buildings, and an interesting history to go with them, then this is well worth a visit. Some of the building structures were amazing in their ingenuity and proportion. The history is well portrayed via pictorial information plaques around the building.

Thank Gnoleeg
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