Sitka National Historical Park

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Sitka National Historical Park:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
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.

See other parks in Alaska.