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“A must see in Sitka”

Russian Bishop's House
Ranked #5 of 26 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 September 2, 2013

That it was simple and convenient to move through in that there was an order. There were good displays. The church was very good. That it is an old building that has been preserved. Great value

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"russian history"
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"guided tour"
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"the national park service"
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"upper floor"
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"living quarters"
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"upstairs tour"
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"russian experience"
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"step back in time"
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"historical items"
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"great history"
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"alaskan history"
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"worth a visit"
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"on display"
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"cruise ship"
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"downstairs"
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"chapel"
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"restored"
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We had a guide named Ryan that was so knowledgeable. The history presented is fascinated and is a good Alaska history lesson as well as a great foundation for Sitka's history.

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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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