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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska


Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park was established to commemorate the great human drama that caught the attention of the world, and transformed the demograhpics, culture and environment of Alaska and the Yukon. The event was not one sigle human drama, but instead hundreds of thousands of stories of the stampeders who made their way to the Klondike leaving a trail of boom towns and history behind. Select from the navigation on the left to learn more about the fascinating stories of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Historic Photo of the Chilkoot Trail with a line of hikers going over the summit from the Scales

Did You Know?

Historic photo of a busy street in Skagway, AK

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.