Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Tours

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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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Address: 2nd and Broadway, Skagway AK 99840, USA
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Hours: Open: May - Sept daily 8am - 6pm
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Skagway Shore Excursion: White Pass Summit and Skagway City Tour

While in port, explore Skagway's local highlights and the White Pass Summit during this 2.5 hour mini-bus sightseeing shore excursion. Travel along the Klondike highway with sweeping views of coastal rainforest cloaked mountains and rugged mountain valleys. Stops include waterfalls and a classic photo at the ‘Welcome to Alaska’ sign. Breathe in crisp mountain air near the Summit and sweeping dramatic views at Tormented Valley. Along the way, hear entertaining tales of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush narrated by your experienced guide.
  • Duration: 2 hours 45 minutes
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Skagway Shore Excursion: Chilkoot Trail Hike and Float Tour

When your ship docks in Skagway, discover the Chilkoot Trail by foot and water on this half-day hike and float tour. After a scenic van ride, embark on a moderate-level, 2-mile (3.2-km) trek with a knowledgeable guide. Then, you’ll climb aboard a rubber raft for a tranquil float down Taiya River. Have a blast retracing the footsteps of stampeding prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush. Don’t miss this family-friendly active adventure, one of Skagway’s most affordable hiking and rafting tours.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Custom Small-Group Extended Yukon Drive from Skagway

Don’t settle for an incomplete tour of the Yukon Territory—maximize your time in Skagway with this extended drive through the Yukon. This small-group tour makes it possible to learn about local history and see some of the Yukon’s top sights in less than a day. Drive through the summit of White Pass across British Columbia to Carcross—the crossroads of the Klondike—while stopping for fun photo opportunities along the way.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Chilkoot Horseback Adventure

The Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park is an ideal location to experience Alaska’s natural beauty and gold rush history. This tour saves you the hassle of (horse) navigation and gives the riding knowhow to travel the park’s trails on a horse, visiting Dyea ghost town and the Chilkoot and White Pass trails. Plus, your tour includes round-trip transportation from Skagway and local snacks.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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