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Russian Bishop's House

Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Interesting place - check it out!

My teenagers don't really care about history but I'm a history buff so I checked this place out... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jason M
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Orem, Utah
Russian Bishop’s House

This was a treat! We did the guided tour which the Park Ranger was awesome and explained Russia’s... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lisa D
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Ferndale, Washington
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Located within the Sitka National Historical Park, this is one of the last surviving examples of Russian colonial architecture in North America.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
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+1 907-747-6281
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"russian history"
in 25 reviews
"the national park service"
in 11 reviews
"living quarters"
in 9 reviews
"guided tour"
in 15 reviews
"upper floor"
in 7 reviews
"russian experience"
in 4 reviews
"small fee"
in 8 reviews
"step back in time"
in 3 reviews
"historical items"
in 3 reviews
"great history"
in 4 reviews
"alaskan history"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 4 reviews
"cruise ship"
in 5 reviews
"upstairs"
in 51 reviews
"chapel"
in 16 reviews
"restored"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My teenagers don't really care about history but I'm a history buff so I checked this place out. It is free and there are tours every half hour to the upper floor. That is the best part so make sure you get on a tour...More

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a treat! We did the guided tour which the Park Ranger was awesome and explained Russia’s role and the impact still seen today! This is a must!!!

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Free - we did not wait around to go on a tour of the upstairs, but wish we had. The downstairs was neat and provided some interesting history of the area.

Thank ColoradoM0m
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bishop Innocent was key to better relationships between Russia and the Tlingit which unfortunately unraveled over the years. This is a fascinating tour and essential for a visit to Sitka.

Thank madqdog
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is best toured with a docent, especially if you can be alone or part of a small group. The construction of the house and its heating system is fascinating. It's a look at a different aspect of life in old Sitka, something different from...More

Thank LandCruisers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walked by the strucutre during our stroll though Sitka. You can see that the this structure was slighty modified when reconstructed after the fire which occurred in the early 1900's. Large rooms inside with a lot of light due to the many windows hich line...More

Thank David W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must see. It’s on of only a few buildings left in North America that has a Russian history attached. The tour is excellent and informative. You can take your time and explore. It’s amazing to step back in history through this house....More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I don't think kids are going to have a great time here, but for grown ups and people who like to read this was an interesting little place.

Thank HangryMama
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Full of history- very interesting! Good tour to take- arrange with a park ranger if not open. Informative and gives you a good feel for the history.

Thank BethAnn63
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Russian Bishop's House had fallen into serious disrepair when it was bought by the National Park Service and restored. There was not a lot that was original to the house and while it was an interesting tour I was disappointed that there were not...More

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Amanda S
20 January 2016|
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Response from CAROLINE L | Reviewed this property |
There is a small fee for visiting the upstairs with a Park Ranger guide. I was alone on the day I visited and I learned a lot from interaction with the Ranger. I walked in and got all the information that was required. I... More
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nle1
21 July 2015|
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Response from David-IrvineCA | Reviewed this property |
In the summer, No. Tours of upstairs frequently. Downstairs museum just show up.
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