Juneau, the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska Travel Guide

Juneau, the Inside Passage, and Southeast Alaska Sights

Castle Hill

  • Harbor Rd. Map It
  • Sitka
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 10/26/2015

Fodor's Review

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 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.

Sight Information


Harbor Rd., Sitka, Alaska, 99835, USA

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907-747–6249-DNR Sitka Ranger Station

Published 10/26/2015


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