Explore one of Alaska's oldest historic parks.
Sitka National Historical Park is one of Alaska’s oldest parks. This is a place full of history where visitors can learn more about the Tlingit and Russian background behind the beautiful park. There is so much to do here, such as exploring the hiking trails, taking a guided tour, see wood carving demonstrations, and more. Be sure to walk the Totem Pole trail, which has 20 totem poles, not to mention the luscious forest sights. There are older totem poles at the visitor’s center, but these poles are quite fragile and sometimes not available for the public to view.
Keep an eye out for the park's wildlife, including the native salmon that swim in the Indian River. Summer is the spawning season, so if you visit during those months, you can see the salmon make their way up the river. This is a beautiful place to visit and discover Alaska's Sitka region and its history.