is a beautiful port of call greeting all the adventurers discovering The Last Frontier. The city lies on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean. Sitka has a long and eventful history. It attracts many tourists from all over the world with its pristine nature, breathtaking scenery, and
It is a raptor rehabilitation center and one of the most wonderful places not only in Alaska but throughout the world. You can see eagles, owls, and many other beautiful birds here. People working at the Alaska Raptor Center love their job and all the sanctuary’s inhabitants. This center is located within walking distance from the port and is worth a visit!
If you wish to learn more about Sitka and its history, welcome to this small but very nice church! This cathedral is more than 150 years old and has lots of interesting facts to tell you about the Russian influence on the city and Alaska.
After visiting the church, you should pay attention to this historic house that keeps many fascinating facts and secrets. An interesting and very informative exhibition is located on two floors. A guided tour of the Russian Bishop's House is absolutely free!
This place is known as the Baranof Castle State Historic Site now. It is a perfect observation deck with the mind-blowing view of the harbor, of the lovely city, and its beautiful surroundings. Besides, Castle Hill is full of history.
Here’s another Sitka’s National Historic Landmark you’ll meet on your way while walking around this friendly city. The building is significant for the Tlingit people and entire Alaska. Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall still remains a political symbol.
Let’s continue our acquaintance with the attractions and history of the lovely city! Old Sitka Site is a significant archaeological site located about 7 miles north of Sitka. It is the place where the first Russian settlement on Baranof Island was organized. Although you won’t find historic buildings here, a great number of scenic hiking trails and a breathtaking beauty all around won’t leave anyone indifferent.
Probably it’s a hallmark of Alaska! Beautiful, green, exciting, and a bit mysterious – the Tongass National Forest is a haven for all nature lovers. It is a perfect place for walking, watching birds and animals, admiring natural beauties, and falling in love with our planet again and again!
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