Skagway Historic District
Six blocks of downtown Skagway, Alaska are designated as a National Historic District. Within this zone, private, state, city, and federal interests have cooperated to preserve or restore the late 1890s atmosphere. Klondike Gold Rush NHP manages 20 buildings in the Historic District and 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 to preserve the legacy of this important event in our nation's history.
Did You Know?
Many stampeders brought musical instruments with them in addition to the required “ton of goods.” This included at least one piano which was carried up to the summit of the Chilkoot Pass. More...