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?
Over 100,000 people started off for the Klondike gold fields, but less than 30,000 actually made it to the gold fields in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The difficulties of the Chilkoot and White Pass trails forced many to turn back.