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Sitka Historic Downtown Guided Walking Tour

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Excursion Overview

The one and only downtown tour in Sitka!

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 Crescent Harbor, Sitka Sound Science Center, Sheldon Jackson Historical College, and several other historical sites. 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. At the conclusion of the tour, you'll have the option to walk up 5 flights of stairs to the summit of Castle Hill.

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.

Things You Need to Know

Inclusions:

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

Requirements:

  • Ability and comfort walking over pavement for approximately 1 mile

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

  • 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 for 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 you plan to bring accessibility equipment on this excursion.

Refund Policy:

  • You may cancel for any reason up to seven (7) days prior to the date of the tour for a full refund.
  • Please see our Refund Policy Page for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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

The route is accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and scooters. The standard tour involves walking on paved streets and sidewalks for 60 minutes. At the conclusion of the tour you will have an option to climb 5 flights of stairs to the top of Castle Hill. The walk to the summit of Castle Hill is not required to participate in this excursion, and is not ADA accessible.

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

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

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

 

Guest Reviews

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Pamela R

On Jul 2024

Great tour! Really enjoyed it!

Stacey T

On Aug 2023

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.

$49.00

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$49.00

Duration: 1 hours

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Duration: 1 hours



Adult (16+): $49.00

Child (3-15): $19.00

Infant (Under 3): $0.00

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