Sitka National Historic Park Tours

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Sitka National Historical Park is Alaska's oldest national park. Established in 1890 to commemorate the 1804 Battle of Sitka, as well as to preserve Native totemic art, the park strives to combine beautiful temperate rainforest with history. Northwest Coast totem poles line much of the coastal trail here, and the Russian Bishop’s house stands as one of the last existing examples of Russian Colonial architecture in North America. Visitors can also attend ethnographic exhibits and the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center, where guests are allowed to watch native artists at work. In addition, you can still visit the site of the Tlingit Fort and battlefield near the heart of this 113-acre (45-hectare) national park, and though not much remains of the last major battle between Europeans and the Alaskan Natives, it remains an interesting glimpse into the past, surrounded by towering spruce and western hemlock.

Practical Info

Sitka National Historical Park is located in downtown Sitka.

The Bishop’s House, and Visitor Center are open year round, but vary be season. Check the National Park Service Website (http://www.nps.gov/sitk/planyourvisit/hours.htm) to determine precise times. 

Park Trails are open and free of charge year round: May - September:  Daily, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; October - April:  Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Address: 106 Metlakatla St, Sitka 99835, USA
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Hours: May - September: Daily, 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.; October - April: Daily, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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Sitka Super Saver: Whale-Watching Cruise and City Sightseeing Tour

This Sitka Super Saver gives you two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Aboard a catamaran, enjoy two hours of gorgeous natural scenery and keep watch for whales, porpoises, otters and birds. Back on land, explore by comfortable van Sitka’s top attractions like Japonski Island and Sitka National Historical Park. Your 2-hour Sitka city tour includes a visit to Fortress of the Bear, where you’ll see adorable bear cubs from a short and safe distance. This small-group experience limited to just six people includes port transport.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Sitka Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear and Totem Poles

Discover Alaska’s historic city of Sitka on this 2-hour, small-group tour limited to just 10 people. A comfortable van takes you across the O’Connell Bridge to Japonski Island. Pass Sheldon Jackson Museum, Alaska Pioneer Home and St Michael’s Cathedral, and listen to engaging commentary on the sites from informative guides. Enjoy up-close views of rescued bears at Fortress of the Bear, and take in the stunning scenery of Sitka National Historical Park and admire its towering totem poles.
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Sitka Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour including Fortress of the Bear and Totem Poles

Get to know Alaska’s historic city of Sitka on this 2-hour, small-group shore excursion limited to just 10 people. Aboard a comfortable van, cross the O’Connell Bridge to Japonski Island. See Sheldon Jackson Museum, Alaska Pioneer Home and St Michael’s Cathedral, and hear informative commentary on the sites from seasoned guides. Meet the rescued bears of Fortress of the Bear, and take in the marvelous scenery of Sitka National Historical Park. Port transport included.
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Sitka Shore Excursion: Alaskan Wildlife by Land and Sea

While your ship is docked in port, get to know Sitka’s historical sites and enjoy wildlife sightings on this 4-hour land and sea combo shore excursion. First, hop aboard a catamaran and watch for whales, otters, porpoises and birds. Then, discover by comfortable van Sitka’s top attractions, like Sitka National Historical Park, Japonski Island and Fortress of the Bear, a habitat for rescued brown bears. Enjoy personalized attention on this small-group experience limited to 12 people.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Fortress of the Bear, Brew and Totem Tour

When your cruise calls at Sitka, experience four of the region’s attractions—without transport hassles and with a guide’s insight—on this small-group shore excursion. Visit the mountain-ringed fjord of Silver Bay, observe bears at the Fortress of the Bear conservation bear rescue center, and taste rainforest-brewed or root beer at a local microbrewery. Then, view the totem poles and forest of Sitka National Historical Park before returning to ship.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Bears, Brewery, & Totems Historical Tour

Explore the natural beauty of Sitka and see bears and totem poles during a small-group sightseeing excursion with a local guide—a great choice for first-time visitors and those with limited time. With convenient pickup from the port, you’ll ride in a comfortable van and visit the Fortress of the Bear, Silver Bay, and Sitka National Historic Park. A craft beer tasting at Bananof Island Brewing Company is also included.
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