6 Sights in Sitka, United States (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Sitka, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Sitka, United States.

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1. Sitka National Historical Park

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Sitka National Historical Park The original uploader was Lordkinbote at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 2.5

Sitka National Historical Park is a national historical park in Sitka in the U.S. state of Alaska. It was redesignated as a national historical park from its previous status as national monument on October 18, 1972. The park in its various forms has sought to commemorate the Tlingit and Russian experiences in Alaska.

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2. Saint Peter's by the Sea Episcopal Church

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St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, also known as St. Peter's by the Sea or St. Peter's Episcopal Church, is a historic church building at 611 Lincoln Street in Sitka, Alaska. It is a Gothic Revival structure, built of stone and wood, with a modest bell tower topped by a pyramidal roof. The basement and more than half of the main floor's height are fieldstone with timbered elements, above which is wood framing clad in wooden shingles. Three stone buttresses line the side of the church, separating four rectangular windows with half-round windows directly above. The rose window of the church includes a Star of David. The church was built in 1899, and was the first substantial Episcopal church in Sitka, which had previously held services in smaller locations.

Wikipedia: St. Peter's by-the-Sea Episcopal Church (Sitka, Alaska) (EN)

3. Sitka Lutheran Church

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Sitka Lutheran Church

Sitka Lutheran Church is an Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sitka, Alaska. Its first building was constructed in 1843 on what is now 224 Lincoln Street and was the first Protestant church in Alaska. The original church was built and its congregation established through the efforts of Arvid Adolf Etholén, the eighth Russian governor of Alaska. The land on which the church was constructed was deeded to the congregation in perpetuity by the Russian government at the time of the Alaska Purchase. The current church building is the third to be constructed on the site and was completed in 1967. It contains many of the furnishings from the original church, including its historic pipe organ and the altarpiece by Berndt Godenhjelm.

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4. Russian Bishops House

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Russian Bishops House The original uploader was Lordkinbote at English Wikipedia. / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Russian Bishop's House, once the Russian Mission Orphanage, is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark at Lincoln and Monastery Streets in Sitka, Alaska. Built in 1841–43, this log structure is one of the oldest surviving buildings of Russian America, and was one of the centerpieces of the Russian Orthodox church's efforts to spread its influence among the natives of Alaska. It was the home and administrative center of Ivan Veniaminov, the first Bishop of Alaska, later canonized as Innocent of Alaska. The house is now a unit of Sitka National Historical Park, and is administered by the National Park Service.

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5. Saint Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral

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Saint Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral

St. Michael's Cathedral is a cathedral of the Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Alaska, at Lincoln and Maksoutoff Streets in Sitka, Alaska. The earliest Orthodox cathedral in the New World, it was built in the nineteenth century, when Alaska was under the control of Russia, though this structure burned down in 1966. After 1872, the cathedral came under the control of the Diocese of Alaska. It had been a National Historic Landmark since 1962, notable as an important legacy of Russian influence in North America and Southeast Alaska in particular.

Wikipedia: St. Michael's Cathedral (Sitka, Alaska) (EN)

6. Castle Hill

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Castle Hill

Castle Hill also known as the American Flag-Raising Site and now as the Baranof Castle State Historic Site, is a National Historic Landmark and state park in Sitka, Alaska. The hill, providing a commanding view over the city, is the historical site of Tlingit and Russian forts, and the location where Russian Alaska was formally handed over to the United States in 1867. It is also where the 49-star United States flag was first flown after Alaska became a state in 1959.

Wikipedia: Castle Hill (Sitka, Alaska) (EN)


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