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A Russian outpost was founded here in 1799. Sitka thrived on fur trading
in sea otters and seals until the animal populations were severely depleted.
Today, its rich Russian heritage can be felt and seen in the town beneath the
onion domes of St. Michael's Cathedral (built 1848).
In 1867 the Russian Government sold Alaska to the United States ($7.2
million) and the
papers were officially signed in what is now Baranof Castle State Historic Site.
The exact site is marked by 7 Russian Cannon and a commemorative plaque.
Get out on the water aboard a day-boat or a kayak, and you'll be
treated to wildlife such as seals, seabirds in their rookeries and maybe even a
See the totem poles on the trail to the fort and Russian Bishop's House.
Sheldon Jackson Museum, Isabel Miller Museum and to the north of town the Sitka
State Historic Site.
The dramatic settings in the shadow of Mount Edgecumbe are renowned and a
old-growth forest in Sitka National Park will rejuvenate your soul.
Sitka is blessed with abundant marine wildlife.
| KETCHIKAN | SKAGWAY
TRACY ARM |
SITKA | VANCOUVER
| ANCHORAGE | HAINES
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Grizzly Bear Sanctuary | Land
Tours in Alaska (50 to choose from)