Totem Square contains a Russian cannon and three anchors recovered from the Sitka vicinity, probably lost by early British or American explorers. The totem pole displays the double-headed eagle of Sitka’s Russian heritage. Located in the downtown area at the west end of Lincoln Street and Katlian Street.
Sitka Pioneer Home
Built in 1934 on the old Russian Parade Ground, this is a state home for elderly Alaskans. Handicrafts made by the residents are sold in the gift shop located on the first floor. The pioneers welcome visitors. The 13-1/2 foot bronze statue standing in front of the Pioneer Home was made by Alonzo Victor Lewis and was dedicated on Alaska Day in 1949. The model was a real pioneer – William “Skagway Bill” Fonda. The Sitka Pioneer Home is on the National Register of Historical Places.
Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Tribal Community House
Constructed on a site that once housed the Indian Government School, the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Tribal Community House offers Native dance performances in full regalia, along with story telling, cultural events, and a unique gift shop with authentic Native artwork. It also houses the largest stunning hand-carved house screen (“Lovebirds”) in Southeast Alaska. Located in the downtown area on Katlian Street, next to the Pioneer Home. This unique building can be rented for various events.
New Archangel Dancers
Celebrating Sitka’s Russian heritage by performing lively, authentic, and professionally choreographed folk dances from Russia and surrounding regions. Regular summer shows are performed at Harrigan Centennial Hall in downtown Sitka. View the performance schedule here.
Naa Kahidi Dancers
The Tlingit Dancers perform in connection with Sitka Tribal Tours at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House. Hear the songs of tradition handed down by generations of a living culture. Half-hour performance: $10/adult; $5/child (3y – 12y); lap children watch for free. Dance Schedule Tickets are sold one-half hour in advance of each performance at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House, 200 Katlian Street.
The Alaska Native Brotherhood building is a registered National Historic Landmark built in 1914. Located on Katlian Street in the heart of the traditional Tlingit village, it serves as an Alaska Native community center. National Register of Historical Places.