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Russian Bishop's House, Sitka

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Architectural Building · Historic Site
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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  • Part of the US National Park system and the ranger gave a very good tour of the building and Russian Orthodox Church that part of the second floor. Traditions and people wo lived in this building...  more »
  • A nice historical place with lot of history to go through, did not have much time to spend , the building is facing the nice water front.  more »
  • 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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