First City Of Alaska
Sitka is a charming and scenic island community in Southeast Alaska with a population of approximately 9,000, the 4th largest city in Alaska. Accessible only by air or sea, Sitka offers incredible scenery, fishing, hiking, abundant wildlife, and remains one of Alaska's favorite destination cities for both locals and visitors.
Heavily influenced by early Russian settlers, as shown by Sitka's downtown St. Michael's Russian Orthodox Cathedral with onion dome, it was the location, where, in 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from the Russians. On this day Sitka became Alaska's first capital city.