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Russian Bishop's House

Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
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Small but interesting for old people.

I don't think kids are going to have a great time here, but for grown ups and people who like to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HangryMama
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Washington
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Full of history- very interesting! Good tour to take- arrange with a park ranger if not open... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BethAnn63
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Knoxville,Il
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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
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+1 907-747-6281
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"russian history"
in 24 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"
in 17 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 6 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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Reviewed 10 October 2017

An enjoyable visit to a location filled with history. We were fascinated by the artifacts and photographs on display here.

Thank Dennis M
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Lots of information, photographs and artifacts from the early days of Russian occupation of Sitka. Thoroughly enjoyed it although watch out for the uneven floorboards.

Thank Quincy31
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The restored Russian Bishop's House is a treasure trove of information, videos and a chapel. We spent more time here than planned, as we took the tour to the second level of the house. The ranger guide gave a very balanced picture of life for...More

Thank Lee W
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

We were only in Sitka for a short time but we decided to at least pop in this building just to see what it was all about. We did not have time to wait to take the tour of the upstairs but the downstairs held...More

Thank Sharon M
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Step back in time in this very interesting. Out of the way Alaskan town. The Russian museum dates back when Russia owned this part of the world. A very interesting place.

Thank HawneysWorld
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

J.C. gave a very educational and interesting tour of the residence and chapel. We have been on many historical home tours and this was the best. Our guide gave us an experiential experience that brought a real understanding of the time period.

Thank Jennifer s
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Our Guide Rachel who was with the park service was interesting & gave us not just a tour but informed us of the significance of this beautifully restored residence & church. Helping us understand Sitka's history. Definitely a worth see!

Thank Douglas2011
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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
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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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