Sitka Sights and Landmarks Guide, Alaska
Sitka is considered one of Alaska’s most beautiful and remarkable cities. It is also one of the places in Alaska where you can find historical sites and breathtaking sceneries. A list of Sitka Sights will help you remember how it is to tour this place.
Sitka Sights – Historical, Religious and Educational Sites
The best of Sitka Sights may be witnessed via its historical edifices, religious buildings and architectural structures. Each one is different from the other but they all behold the real splendor of the place.
Sitka Historical Society and Museum. The museum is loaded with exhibits, pictures, and works of art dating back from Sitka’s Tlingit, Russian, and American records. This is an excellent stopover for tourists to familiarize themselves regarding Sitka’s culture and history.
The big diorama replica of Sitka in 1867 is educational not only for children but for older people as well. There is no entrance fee to this museum. The museum also includes a tiny souvenir store presenting a wide variety of historical books regarding Sitka, locally made Tlingit painting, and an excellent selection of fairly charged souvenirs, together with hand-made wooden Russian Matryoshka nesting dolls.
St. Michael’s Cathedral. This refurbished building is loaded with Russian sacred images and artifacts. It is incorporated in some coast trips, however if you want to get to other destinations while on the trip, you can go to the site quickly from the harbor.
Alaska Raptor Center. If you want to see the conserved bald and golden eagles, falcons, owls and hawks, this is the place you must visit while you are in Sitka.
Sheet’Ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Tribal House. This is a place where you can see the innate Tlingit dances. It also features storytelling to visitors and a souvenir store which sell handmade products by local residents.
Sitka Sights – Recreational Spots
If you want to spend an enjoyable time with the rest of the family, you may also take a look at a list of Sitka Sights. Below are places that will help you appreciate nature and cultural inclinations of the city.
Mount Edgecumbe. This volcano is similar to Mt. Fuji in Japan. It ascends from Sitka Sound starting the mark where Russian explorers instituted a garrison in 1799.
Sitka National Park. This is considered as Alaska’s traditional recreational area which was instituted in 1910 in celebration of the Battle of Sitka during 1804. This attractive 113-acre recreational area located in the moderate rainforest houses the remnants of the last main battle of Europeans and Alaska Natives. Additionally, it is also the place of the Tlingit Fort and combat zone. There are park rangers in the area that can help and guide you the moment you reach the place.
Harrigan Centennial Hall. In this theater, you will be able to witness the performances of the New Archangel Dancers. This all-women folk dance group passionately conserves Sitka-Russian tradition.
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