• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border on the trail

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Golden Nuggets

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Happenings of past, present and future from Klondike Gold Rush NHP. Join us to explore behind the scenes of work and events taking place at Klondike Gold Rush NHP.

An Early Slot Machine

August 09, 2013 Posted by: Kelly McCauley

Artifact conservation intern Kelly McCauley tells us about one of the early slot machines featured in Jeff. Smiths Parlor.

 

Curious Canines

June 04, 2013 Posted by: Nicole Peters

Explore the construction of the wolf and Husky taxidermy mounts from Jeff. Smiths Parlor!

 

Did You Know?

historic photo of Skagway, AK showing horses and ladies with long dresses in mud street

No gold was ever found in the Skagway River valley. The actual gold fields were approximately 550 miles north, near the junction of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers in Dawson City. Skagway became known as the gateway to the Klondike gold fields, a bustling supply town.