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.
Did You Know?
The White Pass Trail of Klondike Gold Rush NHP earned infamy as the "Dead Horse Trail." Over 3,000 horses died there as inexperienced gold seekers struggled to reach the Klondike. "The horses died like mosquitoes in the first frost, and from Skagway to Bennett they rotted in heaps." -Jack London