We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (453)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“visitor center”(64 reviews)
“totem park”(85 reviews)
“beautiful walk”(35 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
103 Monastery St, Sitka, AK 99835-7617
+1 907-747-0110
Ways to Experience Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
from USD 67.00
More Info
from USD 65.00
More Info
from USD 200.00
More Info
Reviews (751)
Filter reviews
732 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsvisitor centertotem parkbeautiful walksalmonthe indian rivershort filman easy walkwalking trailscell phonecruise shipnative culturegreat place to visitsmall museumbald eaglestotemsforestcarver
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 732 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

The trails behind the Totem Museum are wonderful, We walked the trails in early September when the Salmon were running. LOTS of Salmon were running. 1000's of Salmon were running. Very, very easy to catch Salmon. Saw a few totem Poles, but not many.

Thank dcyonce
Reviewed 3 days ago

Good history, short film, trails and more for families etc. The side trail to the river was so green and the salmon in the river looked like you could walk across the stream without getting wet!

Thank backpackingfools
Reviewed 5 days ago

the combination of a lovely setting, interesting attractions, and proximity to downtown Sitka make this a "must-see". Even with light rain falling, it was great.

Thank Pat C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a Sitka tour bus from town that dropped us at the Fortress of the Bear (1 hour visit) and the Raptor Center (1 hour visit). We did not know what to do after that and wasted some time. If I had it do...More

Thank SanDiegoParent
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think everyone who visits Sitka should visit this park. The history of the totems and the Tlingit people is so interesting and being able to stand next to a totem is awesome. The walk through the park is absolutely wonderful and is very easy....More

Thank Sea_Squared
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful walking path with Totem poles along the way. Eagles flying overhead and playing in the creek. Very serene place to take some time for nature.

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The totems were Hugh and beautifully carved. The Culture Center inside explains how and what they mean. The walk to the river through the woods was a picture out of the Wizard of Oz without the Lions and tigers and bears. We came in September...More

Thank sillysull
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learned much about the Tlingit people and their totem poles at this national park. We enjoyed walking through the forest, seeing the salmon swimming upstream to spawn, and learning about the totem poles. We loved how you could dial a toll-free phone number and...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not sure what the museum costs but the outside trail was free to walk. I took a ton of pictures but they can't do it justice. I don't consider the trail wheelchair or stroller accessible unless you have an off-road one. Did I...More

Thank Sherry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't see the whole park. We stopped at the back entrance and walked to a stream that was full of spawning Coho salmon. Amazing vision.

Thank Betty H
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Sitka
Westmark Sitka Hotel
197 reviews
.11 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Sitka
307 reviews
.22 km away
Sitka Hotel
71 reviews
.41 km away
Totem Square Hotel & Marina
139 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 47 restaurants in Sitka
Beak Restaurant
73 reviews
.55 km away
Highliner Coffee
132 reviews
.19 km away
Mean Queen
136 reviews
.37 km away
70 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 86 attractions in Sitka
St. Michael's Cathedral
327 reviews
.30 km away
Sitka Historical Museum
28 reviews
.14 km away
Island Artists Gallery
16 reviews
.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
5 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from cad33049 | Reviewed this property |
To get to the park, you just take a leisurely stroll along a paved walkway. It is not a long or difficult walk. It is a very nice walk with things to see along the way. You will enjoy it, even in the rain.🙂
2 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from ChristyB1970 | Reviewed this property |
We flew into Sitka and self-directed our entire vacation, so I can't speak to what the cruise may offer. However, we walked to the park in the rain from our hotel and did the tour on our own. It is free and self-guided... More