This scenic 107 acre park preserves and interprets the site of a Tlingit Indian Fort and the battle fought between the Russians and the Tlingits in 1804. A fine collection of Haida & Tlingit totem poles were moved there from the Louisiana Exposition in St. Louis in 1904, and in April, 1996, a locally carved totem was raised in traditional ceremonial style. The museum contains an exhibit of Tlingit and Russian artifacts as well. Please visit the Park's auditorium to view the fascinating historical movie depicting Sitka's colorful and rich past. The main building houses authentic original totems, a fine indoor museum artifact display, and an active Tlingit arts program/studio where the public can watch and talk to local Alaskan Native Indian artists (Sitka Cultural Center). Building admittance fee: May to Sept. $4/person, family pass $15, Gold Age, Golden Access, Golden Eagle & National Park passes honored. Children 15 years and under free. A free, self-guided oceanside flat walking trail leads past numerous hand carved totems to the site where the Tlingit fort once stood. Popular guided ranger walks on various topics are offered throughout the week in the summer months-please check with the park for their weekly schedule. Sitka National Historical Park is listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Summer Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm daily. Winter hours: 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. Trails are open 7am-8pm.
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