What to Do in Sitka, Alaska, Top 10 List

In spite of being a small town, there is a lot to see and do in Sitka, Alaska.

If you just have a few hours in Sitka, here’s some of the top 10 things to see and do from a local’s perspective (in no particular order).

English: St. Michael's Cathedral (Sitka, Alaska)

English: St. Michael’s Cathedral (Sitka, Alaska) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  1. St. Michael’s Cathedral, Russian Orthodox Church: Replica of 1844 built church
  2. Fortress of the Bear; This nonprofit organization rescues orphaned bears from certain death.
  3. Alaska Raptor Center: Hospital and rehabilitation center for injured or sick Bald Eagles and other birds of prey.
  4. Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park: Walk amongst the towering totems in Alaska’s oldest National Park.
  5. Sheldon Jackson Museum: Alaska’s oldest museum houses an amazing collection of native american (Tlingit)  artifacts.
  6. Russian Bishop’s House: One of the last surviving examples of Russian architecture in North America. Building built in 1844.
  7. Baranof Castle/Castle Hill: This is the site where the Alaska Purchase took place on October 18, 1867.
  8. Sitka Sound Science Center: Great place to take kids.
  9. Beachcombing at the shore of Totem Park during low tide.
  10. Shop at the many locally owned shops located on Lincoln Street in downtown Sitka.
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  1. Great top 10! Not everybody knows, but there are many things to do in Alaska, and also in Sitka.
    Keep up the good work!

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