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“Bishops house”

Russian Bishop's House
Ranked #6 of 45 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.
Toowoomba, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bishops house”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Bit of a history fan and very interesting innovations for heating. Guide spoke clearly and slowly so we heard every bit of info.

Visited August 2014
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Russian first
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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
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170 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Top thing to do in Sitka”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I would say that you have to make a stop here. My husband and I almost didn't stop in, but we are so glad that we did. The bottom floor is free and very interesting, but I would recommend paying the $4 to visit the former living quarters of the Russian Orthodox Bishop. It is so fascinating and you learn a lot while on the tour. The Bishop's private chapel was breathtaking!

Visited August 2013
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San Joaquin, California
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63 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Interesting Historical Exhibit”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

You can see the 1st floor of this house for free. It has some interesting exhibits and an informative video which also shows you what the 2nd floor is like. You can see the 2nd floor on a tour for a fee. A ranger there was very informative and let me hold a piece of tea which was like a pressed brick. It's how it used to be ship there from China. It was interesting to see the old teakettle and other tea-related things. I enjoyed the video about the history of the house and the people who worshiped there. Plan on maybe half an hour to an hour here.

Visited July 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“surprising”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This was a great way to spend a little bit of time in Sitka. I was really surprised by the second floor of this museum. It was worth the extra money to go upstairs and see the entire museum.

Visited June 2014
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Naperville, Illinois
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40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting historic site”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

the museum here was free on the first floor and really gave a great bit of detail on what it was like with the Russian bishop lived here. there was an amazing video that provided a lot of information. If you have time, there is a reasonably priced tour of the upstairs as well. My 10 yr old enjoyed this location and was happy to have his Natl Parks Passport stamped

Visited June 2014
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