Sheldon Jackson Museum houses an exceptional collection of Alaska Native ethnographic material gathered by Presbyterian missionary and General Agent of Education for Alaska, the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson.
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Take a stroll through Sitka’s rich history at this scenic 107-acre park. Sitka National Historical Park hosts a collection of Haida and Tlingit totem poles, an exhibit of Tlingit and Russian artifacts, and an active Tlingit arts studio where the public can watch and talk to local Alaskan Native Indian artists.
A quiet space of prayer and regular worship. St Peter’s by the Sea has been a welcoming meeting space for community organizations.
St. Michael’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral is a touchstone of Sitka’s downtown architecture. Tour the cathedral’s important collection of Russian Orthodox art and rare church treasures.
Baranof Castle Hill907-747-6249100 Lincoln Street
Step into Sitka’s past and visit the Baranof’s Castle Hill site where the transfer of Alaska to the United States took place.
The Tlingit Dancers perform in connection with Sitka Tribal Tours at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House. Witness an ancient Tlingit tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation.
Fortress of the Bear is an education and rescue center for orphaned brown bear cubs. The center’s three-quarter-acre exhibit replicates the Southeast Alaska brown bear habitat. View these incredible animals as they are in their natural habitat.
Experience the spectacular diversity of the many amazing marine creatures that thrive in the waters surrounding Sitka. Sitka Sound Science Center hosts an 800-gallon Wall of Water exhibit, touch tanks, and more. Spend your day immersed in the vibrant and varied world of Sitka’s marine environment. Fun for all ages!
A pioneering wildlife project, the Raptor Center is a refugee and rehabilitation center for Alaska’s injured raptors. One of Sitka’s most popular attractions, visitors are welcome at the Raptor Center’s expanded facility and flight barn.