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Castle Hill

Updated 08/19/2014

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On this hill, Alaska was formally handed over to the United States on October 18, 1867, and the first 49-star U.S. flag was flown on January 3, 1959, signifying Alaska's statehood. To reach the hill, take the first right off Harbor Drive just before O'Connell Bridge; then enter the Baranof Castle Hill State Historic Site. A paved path switchbacks to the top, where you can read the interpretive signs on the area's Tlingit and Russian history and take in the views

of Crescent Harbor and downtown Sitka. On a clear day, look for the volcanic flanks of Mt. Edgecumbe on the horizon.

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Address:

Harbor Rd., Sitka, Alaska, 99835, USA

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907-747–6249-DNR Sitka Ranger Station

Updated 08/19/2014

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