Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, Sitka

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Historic Walking Area · State Park
Learn about the little-known conflict between Russian colonists and the Tlingit people at Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park. This park wasn't dedicated until 1972, but had been preserved since the late 19th century for its cultural and historical value. In 1804, the park was home to the Battle of Sitka between Russians and Tlingits. Now, you can enjoy the park's nature, woodland plants, and wildlife. Walk along paths and spot salmon at the mouth of the Indian River. Take in the craftsmanship of the various totem poles, including the Yaadas Crest Corner Pole, which mark the rich heritage of the region. Finally, visit the Russian Bishop's House, one of the Western Hemisphere's only remaining examples of Russian Colonial architecture. See Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park and all Sitka has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sitka trip planner.
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  • We walked on a nice side walk from downtown. It took about 15-20 minutes. We passed the Sitka Sound Science Center on the way. Beside the building, we could see salmon jumping in the water. There.....  more »
  • The walk is through a really beautiful rainforest, and there are totem poles placed among the trees. Signs are very informative and teach you about the history of the park. We then continued on to.....  more »

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