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.
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park reviews
My tour group was in the Sitka Rain Forest National Park and came across a group of nesting Bald Eagles. It was awesome. Our guide was a native person who was very knowledgeable. She explained... more »
My friend and I walked several of the trails and we were able to see the salmon spawning in the river that runs along the trail. the views were great. more »
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