Sitka National Historical Park (Totem Park)

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Between the end of Lincoln Street and a rocky beach sits Sitka National Historical Park. This patch of forest is centered around an old Russian fort site with Tlingit and Haida totem poles erected along the way. While you walk along the beach path, keep an eye out for distant whale spouts on the water. Watch for running salmon and listen for the singsong chirps of the bald eagles that take over the trees in the spring and summertime. Behind the Visitor’s Center is an open shed where master carvers sometimes work on commissioned totem poles or canoes.

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 1 hr
Access from city center: Walk-up

At A Glance

100 Metlakatla Street
Sitka 99835

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