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Russian Bishop's House

Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Well preserved, great history

Walked in on a whim and saw a part of Russian American Alaskan history I was unaware of. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Timothy L. F
via mobile
Best guide ever!

Walking through this building with a printed brochure in hand does not do it justice. The guide on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louisiana, Missouri
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walked in on a whim and saw a part of Russian American Alaskan history I was unaware of. The building is wonderfully preserved and the tour is very good. Our NPS guide was a wonderful young woman who was very knowledgeable and answered questions very...More

Thank Timothy L. F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking through this building with a printed brochure in hand does not do it justice. The guide on one of the regularly scheduled NPS tours brought the history of the house to life and raised our awareness of Russian history in Alaska.

Thank LouiseLouisiana
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this house for the head of the Russian bishop and it was surprisingly interesting. Toured the upstairs living quarters and it was also very interesting and pretty quick. If you have the time stop here.

Thank esopus35
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour of the Russian Bishop House is worth seeing. The tour is short but extremely informative. Be sure to see the film. There is a lot of history here.

Thank Jan N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was ok with the obligatory amount of history but not my favorite site. Free to enter on the first floor but a charge for the upper floor.

Thank Ann-Diamo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This national park service attraction presents some of the history of the area and the influence of the Russian orthodox faith in Alaska.

Thank jajd316
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting place with artifacts, movies, and factual displays. They offer one of two National Park Cancellation stamps in Sitka for the National Park Passport program.

Thank Baktuit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NPS runs the Russian Bishop's House, so it's no surprise that it's in good shape, and laid out well. There are well-written descriptions that helped teach and share the interesting history of the Russian community in this part of Alaska - how Sitka was founded...More

Thank nkdp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were with WhaleCoast on a tour, and were able to get a tour of the upstairs part of the museum. Very informative tour, as usual, guides were excellent.

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My sister and I enjoy learning about history and culture when we travel, and the Russian bishop's house delivered. We did the tour and learned a lot! I especially liked learning about the architectural details of the house.

Thank MaryBethRaven
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Amanda S
21 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
22 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.