Sitka Lutheran Church is the site of the first Protestant church on the west coast of North America which contains original artifacts from the original 1843 Finnish Lutheran Church. They include a 1844 Kessler organ built specifically for the Church in Estonia, a chandelier, pulpit, and communion rail. Sitka Lutheran Church was founded in 1839-40 by “Finns” who worked for the Russian American Company in Alaska. Located on Lincoln Street in the heart of downtown Sitka. From mid-May to mid-September, Monday – Saturday, trained volunteers offer FREE tours and literature.