THE PLACE WHERE CULTURE, HISTORY AND ART MEET
Sitka is famous for its spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and culturally rich history and community. Fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing as well as spectacular kayaking opportunities abound. One of Sitka’s strongest distinguishing features is the cultural fusion of the Tlingit Native American traditions intermingled with Russian American influences. Sitka was the capital of Russian America and the site of the handover from Russia to the United States after the purchase of Alaska in 1867. This robust duality emanates from the local galleries, art, architecture, dance performances and local museums.