Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park, Sitka

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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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  • Enjoyed the exhibits on native culture and the walking trails were great - we enjoyed the one along the shore with the totems.  more »
  • They have several poles on the grounds and they explain a lot of the history and significance of totem poles. It was a nice stop on our journey farther north.  more »
  • This National Park is the cultural heart of Sitka and a must-see. I love to walk the quiet woods and enjoy the magnificent totem poles nestled in the towering spruce. The visitor center and ranger sta...  more »
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