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Russian Bishop's House, Sitka

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Architectural Building · Historic Site
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The Russian Bishop's House (Russian: Русский Архиерейский Дом), once the Russian Mission Orphanage (Russian: Российская Миссия Орфанадж), 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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  • We visited the Russian Bishop's House and spent about an hour. We were not able to take the upstairs tour because it filled up. We were not aware of Russian influence on the community of Sitka and.....  more
    We visited the Russian Bishop's House and spent about an hour. We were not able to take the upstairs tour because it filled up. We were not aware of Russian influence on the community of Sitka and.....  more »
  • The U S National Park Service has done a great job restoring the Bishop’s house. The guide who took us through the building was knowledgeable and informative. Very interesting. 
    The U S National Park Service has done a great job restoring the Bishop’s house. The guide who took us through the building was knowledgeable and informative. Very interesting.  more »
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  • Very good source of history and displays. Well worth a visit. Guided tours of the up stairs rooms are operated at fixed times. Down stairs displays are free and accessible all day.
  • Very historic, and underappreciated. Please go see it and take the upstairs tour. National Park Service, free to everyone.

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