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  • Address: 2nd and Broadway, Skagway AK 99840, USA
  • Hours: Open: May - Sept daily 8am - 6pm

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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

The Klondike is synonymous with the gold rush days of the late 19th century, when the frontier settlement of Skagway exploded from a population of just two to 20,000 in a mere 10 years.

The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park protects the memory of these days, preserving the trails, towns and buildings of the gold rush era. Skagway was the gateway town to the gold of the Klondike, which lay 550 miles (885km) north, near the junction of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers in Dawson City.

The Chilkoot Trail is the most famous of the gold rush routes followed by the miners, originally created by the Tlingit people. The park also preserves the downtown Skagway Historic District and its prized collection of authentic 100-year-old wooden buildings, including the fun Mascot Saloon and historic Moore House and Cabin.

Drop into the park’s visitor center to watch the video about the area’s gold rush history and pick up information about the local trails, including the famous Chilkoot Trail.

Rangers lead a range of activities, including walking tours and talks through the historic buildings and countryside.



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The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is in Skagway, the northernmost point of southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage.

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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour, Skagway, null
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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

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When your cruise ship docks in Skagway, enjoy a shore excursion to see the best sights of the city, and take in the views from the majestic White Pass Summit ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.25
Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour, Skagway, Ports of Call Tours
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

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The Chilkoot Hike and Float Tour is a great family-oriented hiking adventure along the world famous Chilkoot Trail. This wilderness hike takes place in the ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.75
Custom Extended Yukon Drive from Skagway, Skagway, Ports of Call Tours
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Custom Extended Yukon Drive from Skagway

Take a privately guided journey into the incredible and “larger than life” Yukon Territory. Enjoy multiple photo stops and bask in its natural wonders as your ...  Read more

Location: Skagway, Alaska
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.00

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