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Russian Bishop's House

Russian Bishop's House Review

A registered historic landmark, this house facing the harbor was constructed by the Russian–American Company for Bishop Innocent Veniaminov in 1842 and completed in 1843. Inside the house, one of the few remaining Russian-built log structures in Alaska, are exhibits on the history of Russian America, including several places where portions of the house's structure are peeled away to expose Russian building techniques. The ground level is a free museum, and Park Service rangers lead guided tours of the second floor, which houses the residential quarters and a chapel.

Updated: 06-12-2013

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