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  Russian Bishop's House
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Located across from Crescent Harbor, the colorful Russian Bishop's House stands as it has since 1842. This building is considered an example of Russian Colonial architecture. It is the oldest intact building remaining from Sitka's Russian period and was built by the Russian American Company as a residence for the Bishop of the Russian Orthodox church in Sitka.

The Russian Orthodox church closed its doors in 1969 when the building was decrepit and rotting. The National Park Service acquired the building in 1973, embarking on a 16 year restoration and the building and grounds are still managed by the National Park Service.

As noted on the sign in the accompanying picture, there is an admission fee of $4.00 (July, 2006) which helps to maintain the building.

Directions: Directly across from Crescent Harbor on Lincoln Street, Sitka.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 28, 2006
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