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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Skagway Historic District

Six blocks of downtown Skagway, Alaska are designated as a National Historic District. Whithin this private, state, city and federal interests have cooperated to preserve or restore late- 1890s atmosphere. Klondike Gold Rush NHP manages 20 buildings in the Historic District or just outside its boundary. These buildings are being preserved by the National Park Service to honor the struggles of the stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush and conserve the important heritage of our nation's history.

 
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Klondike Gold Rush NHP has preserved and restored 20+ buildings in the Skagway Historic District. 
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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.