Where are you going?
Or, let us surprise youSpin the Globe ®

Baranof Castle State Historic Site

3-9 Maksoutoff Street
Plane loader
Animated dots
Baranof Castle State Historic Site Sitka Alaska United States

Baranof Castle State Historic Site

The official name of Castle Hill is the Baranof Castle State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark, and both Tlingit and Russian forts once stood here. This rocky outcrop was also the spot where Alaska officially became part of the United States in 1867. A short walkway makes for an easy climb to the top of the 18-meter hill, where visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Sitka’s waterfront, along with Mount Edgecumbe rising in the distance.