Some very special places on earth are forged for curious & adventurous souls who demand diversity and grandeur in their travels. For those seeking out-of-the-ordinary, majestic and lush places, Sitka proudly beckons.
Sitka is the only Inside Passage community that fronts the Pacific Ocean, hugging Baranof Island's west shore in the shadow of the impressive Mount Edgecumbe, a dormant volcano with a graceful cone reminiscent of Japan's Mount Fuji.
First inhabited by Native Tlingit Indians, Sitka is recognized as the heart of the Russian influence in Alaska. Originally established as New Archangel, Sitka became the capital of Russian American in 1808. When Russia sold Alaska to the United States on October 18, 1867, the transfer ceremony took place on Sitka’s Castle Hill.