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Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park

103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
+1 907-747-0110
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Well Worth a Visit

The visitor centre houses a good selection of First Nation artifacts and contemporary artwork. On... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tess S
Abbotsford, Canada
Excellent information on indigenous tribes of the region.

Was very impressed with the centre. Lots of information on the many indigenous tribes of western... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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“visitor center” (49 reviews)
“totem park” (75 reviews)
“beautiful walk” (33 reviews)
103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
+1 907-747-0110
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The visitor centre houses a good selection of First Nation artifacts and contemporary artwork. On the ocean there is a forested walk and totems to view. Come prepared for rain.

Thank Tess S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very impressed with the centre. Lots of information on the many indigenous tribes of western Alaska. Also walked through the lovely Totem Park.

Thank Quincy31
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Sitka and enjoyed visiting this park. The totem poles are placed along a trail that winds through the woods. Very peaceful walking the trail and viewing the totem poles.

Thank PLS27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After our excursion, we walked to and around the entire Historic/Totem Park in less than an hour. Situated just outside of the bustling downtown and right on the waterfront, you can go to the Park Museum or (as we did) walk around the Totem Park...More

Thank TomSahl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for an afternoon walk, lots of wildlife around, the Ranger at the information centre was helpful and pointed out various things and areas to visit. It was spawning season so expected to see lots of dead salmon which we did. The detail in...More

Thank Jared-Kiwi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice place to spend some time. We watched an interesting movie about Native Americans and their culture. There are many artifacts to see here as well as the numerous totem poles both inside and outside.

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the center and walked through the park. The center has some interpretive exhibits and an area for working artists. Tommy Joseph was there the day we were there. He talked freely about his art and his carving. You can see his work at...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely walk along the shore line under the beautiful canopy of trees & totem poles!! Sitka's national park personnel are informing about all that is Sitka.

Thank Douglas2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful walk along a small river teeming with spawning salmon, then continuing with a stroll along a forest path with totem poles every few yards. The museum will instruct you how to 'read' them (bottom to top, e.g., with the 'watchman' at the very...More

Thank casario
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went into the visitor center which had some great information but spent most of our time on the hiking trailing looking at the totem poles. I really enjoyed the nature. The trail was on the shore front and right next to a rocky beach....More

Thank NicGee73
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5 March 2016|
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Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
The Totem Pole Park is a very short distance from the center of town. You simply walk westward and it may be a 20 minute walk.
2 March 2015|
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Response from ChristyB1970 | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Sitka and self-directed our entire vacation, so I can't speak to what the cruise may offer. However, we walked to the park in the rain from our hotel and did the tour on our own. It is free and self-guided... More