Russian Cemetery - Observatory Street

Overgrown and unmarked, this 200-year-old Russian cemetery is still used for Russian Orthodox parishioners of St. Michael’s. You’ll find stone and wood headstones, some of which are made from the ballasts of old Russian ships. But unless you’re a history/cemetery buff, you’ll mainly find an overgrown plot. Caretakers clean up the site each Alaska Day, but the rainforest creeps in. It’s a quiet spot, off-the-beaten trail but close to town.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 57.052664
Longitude: -135.337396