Sitka

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Sitka

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Sitka

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Sitka

Get to know what it’s like to visit this destination.

Getting To Know Sitka

Sitka is a place of many traditions. You’ll immediately recognize the distinctive Russian domes of the churches, and may assume this city has Russian origins. You’d be right, of course, it was formally founded by the Russian-American Company in 1799. But the heart of Sitka is much deeper. The downtown area of Sitka was settled by the Tlingit people more than 10,000 years ago. For even longer, it has been home to the wild creatures who make Alaska a place unlike any other. Listen to the chattering of eagles and drink in the scent of the eponymous Sitka spruce as you experience the joy of this place, once called the “Paris of the Pacific.

What to See in Sitka

  • Russian domes of the churches
  • Alaska Raptor Center
  • National Historical Park
  • Totemic art forms

More About Sitka…

Sitka is the former “Russian” capital city of Alaska. The Alaska Raptor Center operates with bird care professionals assisted by volunteers to rescue birds, provide them with rehabilitative care and hopefully release them back into the wild. The Sitka National Historical Park hosts totem lined trails, cultural exhibits and carving rooms where Native Alaskan artisans demonstrate their totemic art form.

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