Sitka National Historical Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Sitka National Historical Park

Address:103 Monastery St
Sitka, AK 99835

Phone:907-747-6281
Fax:907-747-5938
Web: www.nps.gov/sitk/
Size: 112 acres.
Established: Proclaimed a national monument on March 23, 1910; redesignated a national historical park on October 18, 1972.
Location:In the town of Sitka on Baranof Island in Alaska's southeastern panhandle. Sitka is accessible only by air or sea. Commercial airlines fly directly from Seattle, Juneau, and Anchorage. Air taxi companies fly a network of routes that link Sitka to Juneau, Haines, Skagway, and other southeast Alaska towns. Sitka is also a port of call for cruise ships and ferries on the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Facilities:Picnic area, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, ranger-led walks, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Alaska's oldest federally-designated park is the site of the 1804 fort and battle that marked the last major Tlingit Indian resistance to Russian colonization. Tlingit totem poles and crafts are exhibited. The Russian Bishop's House, built in 1842, is the oldest intact piece of Russian-American architecture.

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So I drive to the only place I can think of that answers that: Sitka National Historical Park.
Today, the link to the past is evident in Sitka, which is home to Alaska's oldest national park: the Sitka National Historical Park.
On a slope above the Sitka National Historical Park visitor center, Raven, the creator, giver of light and fire, sits high atop a red cedar totem pole.
Sitka National Historical Park is not just about history, however.
Brady established a relationship with Chief Saanaheit which would eventually lead to the giving of the totem poles that stand in Sitka National Historical Park.
Elias National Park (Hubbard Glacier), Sitka National Historical Park, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and Misty Fjords National Monument.
In the town itself, on the pristine" forested site of Sitka National Historical Park along Indian River, few visitors realize they're walking through a previously clearcut, second-growth forest.
The largest increases were seen at Glacier Bay National Park, up 53,553 to a total of 413,382; at Sitka National Historical Park, up 39,783 to a total of 331,393; and at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, up 14,824 to a total of 903,079.
The most recognizable symbol of Native Americans in Alaska (totem poles) draws visitors to Sitka National Historical Park.
Students with families live in campus housing across the street from the magnificent totem poles of Sitka National Historical Park.
Travelers visiting Sitka National Historical Park discover that these 106 acres straddling the mouth of the Indian River are not mere scenic real estate.
The Russian tour includes a visit to a performance of the New Archangel Dancers, an all-female, volunteer dance troupe that performs authentic Russian dances, as well as a visit to Saint Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral and the Sitka National Historical Park, where Tlingits and Russians battled in 1804.