Historic Park or Site
The town’s most recognizable building, with iconic blue onion-like cupolas capped by crosses, this cathedral was established in 1794. That’s the year Russian monk St. Herman arrived in Kodiak. A benevolent force in the colonization and exploitation of the Aleuts and Alutiiqs, he was known for his care of the sick and dying during Western-introduced epidemics, as well as his protection of the local populations. He was canonized in 1970,… ...more
Loved by locals and travelers alike, this 182-acre state park has numerous trails, beaches, and rocky viewpoints. For history buffs, the trails take you past bunkers and relics from WWII outposts in the area. You’ll also find summer naturalist programs where you can learn about ecology as well as ocean and forest creatures.
Watch the bustle of the seafood industry and get great photos of a truly giant ship — the Star of Kodiak is 441 feet long and can hold 10,000 tons of cargo! Produced as part of a five-year government program during WWII, this ship was constructed in Portland, Maine and originally named the Albert M. Boe. Launched in 1945, it had only one year as an active military ship and saw very little action. Part of an improvised effort to get Kodiak back… ...more