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About Sitka
The City and Borough of Sitka is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean, in the state of Alaska, United States of America.

The Sitka Historical Society and Museum is located within Centennial Hall along with the visitor centre.

When cruise ships are in town, the Archangel Dancers perform lively, authentic folk dances from Russia. (Harrigan Centennial Hall)

Watch a traditional dance performance at the Tlingit Clan House on Katlian Street.

Castle Hill has commanding views of Sitka Sound and was once the site of a two-story log mansion referred to as Baranof's Castle, there are no structures left today but it's a great place to take photos.

View the Russian art on display in St Michael's Cathedral. The church was destroyed by a fire in 1966, but rebuilt to it's previous specifications, complete with its onion domed architecture.

The Russian Bishop's House was built in 1842 as a residence for the Orthodox Bishop. It is one of the oldest examples of Russian architecture in America.

The scenic Sitka National Historical Park preserves and interprets the site of a Tlingit fort and the battle fought between the Russians and the Tlingits in 1804. A free self-guided ocean side trail leads past numerous carved totem poles to the site where the Tlingit fort once stood. Also located within the park is the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Centre, a unique working artist studio.

The Alaska Raptor Center rehabilitates rescued birds of prey and features an educational centre with more than a dozen raptors in their natural habitats.

The Sheldon Jackson Museum houses a collection of native art and Russian artefacts, including indigenous masks, boats and hunting tools.

Flightseeing tours over the scenic backcountry and glacier ice fields of Baranof Island are available.

Fortress of the Bear was founded to create a humane home and natural setting for nuisance bears. This refuge also provides an educational experience for visitors. It is located at the Sawmill Cove Industrial Park.

A 10 minute walk from downtown Sitka brings you to numerous marked hiking trails. Pick up hiking trail maps and information at Sitka Ranger District office on Siginaka Way.

Halibut, salmon and King Crab legs are popular local dishes.
Cruise Terminal
Large cruise ships use the anchorages in the Eastern Channel of the Sitka Sound and tender passengers to town.

Halibut Point Marine has a deep water dock which can handle passenger ships up to 1000ft in length and smaller ships may use this dock. Smaller ships may also tie up at the passenger docks.

The tender pier at Crescent Harbour is near the Harrigan Centennial Hall, home to the Sitka Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Sitka Historical Museum. The tender pier under the bridge sits adjacent to Castle Hill.

From the dock under the O'Connell Bridge, head up Lincoln Street passing Castle Hill and St Michael's Cathedral. You will also see the Russian Bishop House, Crescent Harbour and Sitka National Historical Park.

Visitor transit buses run when larger cruise ships are in port.
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