Sitka Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour

Experience the best of Sitka as you take to the streets on a one-hour guided walking tour. Stretch those legs as you explore Sitka's historic downtown. The area boasts an array of sights from totem poles to a prominent harbor as well as the Russian Bishop's House, St. Michael's Orthodox Cathedral, and many more sights.

Take a stroll through Cresent Harbor, Sitka Sound Science Center, Sheldon Jackson Historical College, and several other historical sites. Your resident guide has many personal stories to share after years in the commercial fishing industry and can share and educate you on daily life in Sitka, Alaska. Gain a unique local perspective of Sitka as you are led through the downtown of a city rich with Tlingit indigenous culture.

The standard tour involves walking on paved streets and sidewalks for 60 minutes, with 5 flights of stairs up to the final stop. The final ascent to the summit of Castle Hill is optional and at this time is not ADA-accessible.

Keep in mind, Sitka is a rainforest. Umbrellas are available to use during the tour, though we recommend you bring rain protection for the rest of your time in town. Wear shoes you are comfortable walking in for an hour.

For private tour inquiries, please email [email protected]. Private tours can be conducted in Spanish or Chinese.

Duration: 1 hours (Roundtrip from Harrigan Centennial Hall.)


  • Resident Guide
  • Umbrella 
  • Local tips for restaurants and continued exploration 


  • Ability and comfort walking over pavement for approximately 1 mile

Duration: 1 hour. Tour times below are approximate:

  • 5 minutes - Russian Bishop's House
  • 10 minutes - Crescent Harbor
  • 5 minutes - Sitka Sound Science Center
  • 5 minutes - Sheldon Jackson Historical College
  • 15 minutes - downtown Lincoln Street
  • 5 minutes - St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral
  • 5 minutes - Alaska Pioneer's Home
  • 10 minutes - Baranof's Castle State Historic Site "Castle Hill"

Meeting Instructions:

  • This tour meets in front of the Harrigan Centennial Hall. Fully detailed instructions are included on your finalized ticket vouchers.

ADA Accessibility of Tour:

  • This tour is limited mobility accessible. Guests must be able to comfortably navigate 1 hour on pavement.  After the tour's conclusion, there is an optional ascent to the summit of Caste Hill which is not ADA-accessible at this time.  Please leave a comment during checkout if accommodations for collapsible equipment will be required on tour.

Are there any age restrictions for children?

No, children of all ages are welcome on this excursion. 

What should I wear and bring?

Sitka is a rainforest.  The recommendation is to wear waterproof clothing and comfortable walking shoes.  Umbrellas are available to use during the tour, though we recommend you bring rain protection for the rest of your time in town. 

How many people will be on the tour?

Daily tours have up to 10 participants.  For private groups, please email [email protected] for more information. 

Who is this tour suited for?

The route is accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and scooters.  The standard tour involves walking on paved streets and sidewalks for 60 minutes.  

Is this tour offered in other languages?

Private excursions can be arranged for tours in Spanish or Chinese with advanced notice.  Please contact [email protected] for more information. 

Is gratuity included in the price of the excursion?

No, but if you enjoyed the excursion, please consider tipping your local tour guide. 

Can I bring a backpack?

Backpacks, small bags, and purses are allowed on this tour.

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Customer Reviews
Aug 2023 - Stacey T.

We loved this tour!! It's perfect for all ages. Reid shared so much information in his fun and engaging way, all while walking backwards as he pointed things out to us. You will learn so much about the history of the area, the salmon hatchery and much much more. We all truly enjoyed the tour and the tour guide was fantastic.

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Duration: 1 hours

Number of Passengers *

Age: 16+

Adult: $39.00

Child (Ages 3-15): $19.00

Ages 2 and under

Infant: $0.00

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