A Day in Sitka

Totem pole amongst tall trees.

A visit to this former capital of Alaska allows for a jam-packed day of history, hiking, and culture. Visit the Sitka National Historical Park to explore the museum and visit with a local artisan inside the Cultural Center. Afterwards, walk among the totem poles and listen to the eagles screeching through the rainforest. Stop by the shore at low-tide to explore the tidepools and the treasures they hold. For another dose of history, stop into the Russian Bishop’s House for a Ranger-led tour or hike one of the many trails in the Tongass National Forest right in town.

Trip Duration
Full Day
Age Group
Kids
Families
Adults
Activities
Beach Combing
Hiking
Skiing & Snowboarding
Wildlife Viewing
Topics
Alaskan History
Beaches
Native Culture
Trip Planning
Wildlife