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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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Definitely worth a visit!

We stopped at this National Park as part of a "Historic Sitka" excursion when we cruised into Sitka... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Bullard, Texas
Was a bit underwhelming

The park and grounds were nice enough for a little hike. I had high hopes for the museum but was a... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
San Francisco
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“visitor center” (50 reviews)
“totem park” (76 reviews)
“beautiful walk” (33 reviews)
103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
+1 907-747-0110
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped at this National Park as part of a "Historic Sitka" excursion when we cruised into Sitka on the Carnival Miracle. A wonderful display of native totem poles, a nice walk through the woods to a stream where we observed salmon and a very...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

The park and grounds were nice enough for a little hike. I had high hopes for the museum but was a bit disappointed. Left without a good understanding the the Totems and the history.

Thank Travels-From-SF
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Totem poles galore. You will learn more about tote poles and while walking the center and enjoying the wide variety of displays. The Staff is knowledgeable and you wiil learn more about totems than ever before.

Thank ArrowVoyager
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Not sure what is the best part, the wonderful walk or the center with so many displays. I would always return! It is one reason I love returning to Sitka!

Thank JMoorBozeman
Reviewed 9 September 2017

on a visit to Alaska, we did the park. It was a great walk with many totems along the way. Inside we got to visit the guy who carved many of them.

Thank Caribbean5
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Amazing totem poles in a beautiful setting. Don't miss the salmon stream, eagle aeries, and museum. Met a carver and beadworker in the museum. Great stop.

Thank ewf97338
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Great collection of totems and native crafts with actual natives plying their crafts and answering your questions. Park Rangers are very informative.

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 September 2017

The totem poles are family histories. The center explains how the paint is made, and how the poles are created.

Thank devaandrews
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Great visitor center with a balanced look at the history of natives and invading europeans in the museum. Totem museum inside visitor center that gave an in-depth look at the art of totems. Friendly staff and good ranger talks. We took the one hour tour...More

Thank mmcgilligan2017
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We walked the path along Crescent marina to the park - very nice walk with beautiful views. Walked the trails around the visitor center, and thru the woods past the totems. This is very quiet and serene - peaceful. Loved the views on the bridge...More

Thank 2saltydawgs
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4 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

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