该市位于锡特卡湾，周围是诸多草木繁茂的小岛，共有 8,615 位居民，带有俄国传统如诗如画的烙印，包括洋葱形圆顶和圣米歇尔俄国东正教大教堂金黄色的十字架。
最初，基本是土著特林吉特印第安人居住于锡特卡，尽管如此，这里依然被公认为阿拉斯加州内受俄国文化影响最深远的中心地带。俄国人于1741 年抵达，1804 年攻下一个特林吉特堡垒。恰恰是该地区最著名的战役最终成就了 锡特卡国家历史公园 。锡特卡建立之初叫做“新天使”，后来于 1808 年成为俄美的首都。俄国在 1867 年 10 月 18 日将阿拉斯加出售给美国，移交仪式在锡特卡的城堡山举行。
百年纪念讲堂是该社区的市政和会展中心 ， 也是精神饱满的新天使舞者使用的场地 ， 他们在原创音乐的旋律和形式下 ， 穿着自制服装表演俄国民族舞蹈。锡特卡国家理工公园内有诸多图腾柱藏品，数量之多令人惊叹，这些图腾柱都是特林吉特和海达艺术家匠心雕刻的，摆放在森林中维护良好的小路旁。公园旁边是谢尔登 • 杰克逊博物馆，两大官方阿拉斯加州立博物馆之一。该博物馆收藏了相当可观数量的阿拉斯加土著文化作品。
城市周围都是茂盛的雨林，沿着以雨林为起点终到高山顶的步行小路远足，游客可欣赏到非凡的锡特卡景色。 通加斯国家森林 可为游客提供相关信息和含有更多登山远足和露营路线的地图。
对于热爱大自然的人而言，锡特卡是优美景点之乡，风景之多足以令游客瞠目结舌，获益良多。这些目的地基本都已野生动物为主，包括阿拉斯加猛禽中心和大熊堡垒。阿拉斯加猛禽中心负责治疗受伤的鸟类，待其复原之后放回野外。少数不能恢复飞行能力的鸟会继续留在中心内，供游客观赏。大熊堡垒占地 0.75 英亩，是无助棕熊幼崽的栖息地，建有封闭的观赏区域。
锡特卡最热门的活动之一就是野生动物观赏之旅，还包括赏鲸之旅，游客搭乘一条船底采用透明玻璃材质制造而成的船，观赏水下海洋生物，还可搭乘捕鸟邮轮前往圣拉扎里斯岛国家野生动物保护区，这里栖息着 1,500 对正处于繁殖期的簇羽海雀。如需要旅游项目运营商的完整列表，请联系锡特卡会展和旅游局，或在 11 月该市举办锡特卡鲸鱼节时前来游览。
Castle Hill was a stronghold of the Kiksadi Tlingit clan. Later a succession of Russian buildings were erected on this site. On October 18, 1867, it was the site of the transfer of Alaska to the United States. Each year, Alaska Day is still celebrated on October. 18. This historical site is managed by Alaska State Parks and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Fortress of the Bear
The Fortress of the Bear is a non-profit education and rescue center with a three-quarter acre habitat for orphaned brown bear cubs complete with covered viewing areas. Also home to the Sawmill Farm.
Princess Maksoutoff-s Grave
Located behind the Pioneer's Home in the Lutheran cemetery, Princess Maksoutoff was the wife of Alaska's last Russian governor, Dimitrii Maksoutoff.
Russian Bishop-s House
The oldest intact Russian building in Sitka was built in 1842, by the Russian American Company as a residence for the Bishop of the Orthodox Church. Bishop Innocent (Ivan Veniaminov) was its first resident. The National Park Service manages the building and grounds. It has been restored to the 1850s historic period when it functioned as a school, bishop's residence and a chapel. The house is registered as a National Historic Landmark.
Shee-tka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House
Constructed on a site that once housed the Indian Government School, the Community House offers Native dance performances in full regalia, story telling, cultural events and a small gift shop with authentic Native artwork.
Sheet-ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Dancers
The Tlingit dancers perform in connection with Sitka Tribal Tours at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi Community House. Hear traditional songs handed down by generations.
Sheldon Jackson Museum
Visitors to the Sheldon Jackson Museum
have the opportunity to see one of the oldest ethnographic collections in Alaska. The Reverend Dr. Sheldon Jackson recognized the importance of saving cultural objects for the benefit of future generations, from Alaska Native watercraft to tools, equipment, clothing and ceremonial objects such as masks. The Museum Shop also offers authentic Alaska Native handcrafted artwork along with publications related to the Museum’s collections. Located just a 10 minute walk from the center of town, the present museum-the first concrete structure in Alaska-opened in 1897. The museum has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1972.
Sitka Cultural Center
Located in the visitor center at Sitka National Historical Park', the center perpetuates the Native culture through a studio for local Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists. This unique working artist studio provides a one-on-one experience for visitors to understand master Native artists and their traditions.
Sitka Historical Museum
All elements of Sitka's history converge in one place at the Sitka Historical Museum. Packed with displays, photographs and artifacts from Sitka's Tlingit, Russian and American history, the museum is a worthwhile stop. Maps of Sitka's national registered landmarks can be found at the museum.
Sitka Sound Science Center
The Algren Aquarium & S.J. Hatchery provide information on the many amazing creatures that thrive in the waters surrounding Sitka.
St Michael-s Cathedral
St. Michael’s Cathedral houses an important collection of Russian Orthodox art and church treasures. Built between 1844-48, it was totally destroyed by fire in January 1966. Many of the icons and religious objects were salvaged and are in the rebuilt structure. The cathedral is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Alaska Raptor Center
The Alaska Raptor Center
is a rehabilitation center for injured birds of prey, however, the few that never recover remain at the center's outdoor display for the enjoyment of visitors. The Alaska Raptor Center includes a must-see flight barn addition.
Replica of the blockhouse that separated Russian and Tlingit sections of Sitka after the Tlingits moved back into the area 20 years after the 1804 battle.
The New Archangel Dancers
The New Archangel Dancers perform authentic Russian and Ukrainian dances performed in authentic costumes. The dancers perform when cruise ships are in town between May and September. Tickets are sold a half-hour in advance of each performance at Harrigan Centennial Hall.
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.
Whale Park provides an opportunity to view wildlife from the boardwalk, including humpback whales in the late fall and early spring months. The park is located about six miles south of downtown and has a small sheltered picnic area and free viewing scopes. A hydrophone is located in the main shelter area to listen to the "songs" of the humpback whales.