Baranof Castle State Historical Site, Sitka

#15 of 45 in Historic Sites in Alaska
Castle · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Baranof Castle State Historical Site is located in Sitka. Our Sitka online tour planner makes visiting Baranof Castle State Historical Site and other Sitka attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We spent about an hour visiting the castle site and learning about the history of Sitka. We did not know this was the site that Alaska was formally transferred to the United States of America. The.....  more »
  • Great views of Sitka and surrounding area, not to mention historically significant. It is almost hidden away except for a small sign at the foot of the stairway.  more »
  • This is a nice look out of Sitka where you can see some of the town and the bay. There are plaques all over showing the historical significance of this place to Alaska's history. At this location the state was sold and ownership was transferred from Russia to USA. Other than enjoy the views and read the plaques there is not much to do hear so this will be a nice 15 minute stop. Enjoy the view, get good photos and continue exploring the town since this site is in downtown Sitka.
  • No actual castle but this is where it stood. Good historic spot & excellent views. Fun little walk up. A little history atop with plaques describing the history of Alaska's sale to the U.S.

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