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.
Review Highlights
There's a lot of history here.

I would definitely recommend the tour at Russian Bishop's House in Sitka. It looks a little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oxnard, California
Don't walk by

Too many people walk by this best display of the history and cultural heritage of Sitka. The... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Thomas O
Black Diamond, Washington
Read all 243 reviews
All photos (69)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Located within the Sitka National Historical Park, this is one of the last surviving examples of Russian colonial architecture in North America.
Lincoln & Monastery Streets, Sitka, AK
+1 907-747-6281
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Sitka
from USD 79.00
More Info
from USD 65.00
More Info
from USD 112.00
More Info
from USD 65.00
More Info
Reviews (243)
Filter reviews
238 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews russian history guided tour the national park service upper floor living quarters upstairs tour russian experience step back in time historical items great history alaskan history worth a visit on display cruise ship downstairs chapel restored
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 238 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not much to see in Sitka but this is quite an interesting museum - nice take on the Russian influence in Alaska and Sitka.

Thank Whistledown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would definitely recommend the tour at Russian Bishop's House in Sitka. It looks a little ordinary from the outside but there is a tremendous amount of history inside. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we loved being able to go inside the chapel....More

Thank Sea_Squared
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Too many people walk by this best display of the history and cultural heritage of Sitka. The exhibits and knowledge of the park rangers is excellent and will give you a clearer image of how important Sitka was to the history of both Russia's involvement...More

Thank Thomas O
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Very historical and coupled with the cathedral is worth a visit. So much information and full of history. Recommend.

Thank Chris106102
Reviewed 23 August 2018

while we were aware of the Russian claim to Alaska and that Sitka was the capitol the Bishop's House told much more of the story. We were able to connect with a guided tour which was very good and then went through the self guided...More

Thank 3Eagles
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I was ambivalent at first about visiting the Bishop's house but several in our group wanted to. I was glad I did. The guided tour of the upstairs was super interesting.

Thank Cheri S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We popped in for a quick look around as we had some time to fill before another booked tour. Not being familiar with the area and it’s history we were interested to find about the settlement of the area. An easily accessible building where there...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

This was spectacular! This was a great preservation of the Bishop from that time. The tour guide that took us upstairs, Rachel, was very knowledgeable and informative! It was a great history tour and really opens the mind to what was going on up in...More

Thank Kaitlyn J
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I wasn't originally planning to visit this house but glad I did. I did not know the extent of the Russian Orthodox Church's influence on this area until I toured this house. You can do some of it on your own and learn a fair...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Visit the National Historic Site and take a walk first and then come here. This is one of 4 original buildings left in tact. There is a guided tour only upstairs and a self tour on the bottom level. A short film too. It is...More

Thank Mdavey
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 nearby hotels
Westmark Sitka Hotel
199 reviews
.71 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Sitka
308 reviews
.75 km away
Sitka Hotel
71 reviews
.95 km away
Totem Square Hotel & Marina
139 reviews
1.08 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 47 nearby restaurants
Beak Restaurant
76 reviews
1.08 km away
Highliner Coffee
133 reviews
.78 km away
Mean Queen
139 reviews
.88 km away
Bayview Pub
333 reviews
.62 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 86 nearby attractions
Sitka National Historic Park/Totem Park
754 reviews
.60 km away
Alaska Raptor Center
927 reviews
.49 km away
Sitka Sound Science Center
102 reviews
.15 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
2 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from confre | Reviewed this property |
Dont know am sure Nap Park svc has answer online
Amanda S
21 January 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from CAROLINE L | Reviewed this property |
There is a small fee for visiting the upstairs with a Park Ranger guide. I was alone on the day I visited and I learned a lot from interaction with the Ranger. I walked in and got all the information that was required. I... More
22 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from David-IrvineCA | Reviewed this property |
In the summer, No. Tours of upstairs frequently. Downstairs museum just show up.