Sitka National Historic Park is in Sitka town which is in turn located on Baranof Island in Alaska's southeastern panhandle. The town and the historic park are only accessible by air or by sea. Visitors from further away can first access the general area by taking a commercial flight directly from Juneau, Seattle, and Anchorage.
Visitors can then use one of the several air taxi flights from Haines, Juneau, Skagway, and other southeast Alaskan towns to Sitka. Those that want to have a better tour and experience of the area can use cruise ships or ferries that can be found on the Alaska Marine Highway System.
When visitors get to Sitka National Historic Park, they will find several attractions on the 112-acre piece of land. First, they will discover Tlingit totem poles and other tribal crafts exhibited in open display on the land. Upon further interrogation, visitors will also find the site of Alaska's oldest federally designated park.
This site, which has a fort, marked the last main Tlingit Indian resistance to Russian colonization in 1804. Other historical buildings in the area include the Russian Bishop's House which is one of the oldest undamaged buildings celebrating Russian-American architecture.
The Bishop’s house was built in 1842. Besides these attractions, Sitka National Historic Park is also a favorite place for visitors to enjoy recreational activities like fishing, hiking, ranger-led walks, and interpretive programs. Some of the amenities in the park to facilitate these activities include a picnic area, visitor center, museum, and self-guided tour.
Dogs are also allowed into the national historic park although it is imperative for dog owners to follow the parks strict rules. Most importantly, dogs should always be well behaved and kept on a leash at all times. Furthermore, dogs should not be allowed to wander into buildings and other restricted areas of the park.