Information about Sitka, and the small, locally-owned businesses located there.

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A little about Sitka

Situated on Baranof Island on the outer waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage, accessible by air & sea. Views of Island-studded waters, stately spruce forests, jagged mountains & a towering volcano surround Alaska's most beautiful seaside town.

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The history of Sitka

The current name Sitka (derived from Sheet’ká, a contraction of the Tlingit Shee At'iká)[4] means "People on the Outside of Baranof Island". Sitka's location was originally settled by the Tlingit people over 10,000 years ago. Sitka was the site of the transfer ceremony for the Alaska purchase on October 18, 1867. Russia was going through economic and political turmoil after it lost the Crimean War to Britain, France, and Turkey in 1856 and decided it wanted to sell Alaska before it got taken over by Britain. Russia offered to sell it to the United States. Secretary of State William Seward had wanted to purchase Alaska for quite some time as he saw it as an integral part of Manifest Destiny and America's reach to the Pacific Ocean. While the agreement to purchase Alaska was made in April 1867, the actual purchase and transfer of power took place on October 18, 1867. The cost to purchase Alaska was $7.2 million.

Contact Information

Address:
104 Lake Street
Sitka, Alaska
99835

Where is Sitka

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Businesses in Sitka, Alaska

Here is a collection of local Sitka, Alaska businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

Art Athletic Jewelry Lodging Restaurants Shopping Winery / Brewery

 

Artist Cove Gallery

Art

Traditional Alaskan and Northwest Coast Art

 

Fly Fish Sitka

Athletic

The best freshwater fishing guide service in Southeast Alaska

 

Murray Pacific Supply

Athletic

Complete fishing and marine supply store

 

Baranof Jewelers

Jewelry

Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff!

 

Goldsmith Gallery

Jewelry

Alaska's finest jewelry store

 

An Otter's Cove Bed and Breakfast

Lodging

Sitka's best water front bed and breakfast

 

Baranof Wilderness Lodge

Lodging

Just a short float plane ride from Sitka

 

Dove Island Lodge

Lodging

Luxury fishing lodge on private Dove Island

 

Highliner Coffee

Restaurants

Coffee shop and bakery.

 

Homeport Eatery

Restaurants

A great selection of fresh and tasty

 

Ludvig's Bistro

Restaurants

Rustic Mediterranean Fare

 

Mean Queen

Restaurants

Great drinks, thin crust pizza, salads, wings and more

 

The Dock Shack Cafe

Restaurants

Located inside of the Totem Square Hotel

 

Abby's Reflection Apparel & Quiltworks

Shopping

Fabric Store and full service Quilt Shop

 

Russian American Company

Shopping

Fine Art and Crafts including Faberge Jewelry and Gifts,

 

Sitka Alaska Outfitters

Shopping

Fly fishing trips and fly fishing goods

 

Sitka Fur Gallery

Shopping

Furs, shearlings and specialty outerwear.

 

WinterSong Soap Company

Shopping

Handcrafted Alaskan herbal soaps

 

Baranof Island Brewing Company

Winery / Brewery

Sitka's only local brewery.