Retrace the Steps of the Last Grand Adventure- The Klondike Gold Rush

“Gold!” is what the headlines read in 1897, starting the Klondike Gold Rush. Thousands, hoping to ease the woes of economic depression, sold farms, dropped businesses and boarded ships to follow their dreams north. Today Klondike Gold Rush NHP commemorates the bravery of the stampeders who voyaged north by protecting the trails, historic boomtowns and buildings of the Klondike Gold Rush era.

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Artist draws while seated in a forest

Artist in Residence Program

The Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence Program invites artist on an epic journey over Chilkoot Pass allowing them to walk in the footsteps of the past

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Staff holding National Park Service Centennial signs in front of Park Visitor Center.

Meet Your Park Staff!

Hear the stories of the people who protect, maintain, study and interpret our National Parks

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Ranger awards a badge to a new Junior Ranger

Fun for the Whole Family! Junior Ranger Program

Visit the Pantheon, home of the Junior Ranger Activity Center. Free programs for kids and familes. Watch a 2 min video about the new museum

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Modern photo of Skagway, Alaska's historic district

Skagway's Historic District: A Living Boom Town

Klondike Gold Rush NHP preserves some of the original historic structures in Skagway, Alaska. Take a tour of the historic district with a Park Ranger.

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1898 newspaper with headline about the Klondike

Golden Nuggets Blog

Happenings of past, present and future from Klondike Gold Rush NHP. Join us to explore behind the scenes of work and events at the park.

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A ranger in front of a statue of two stampeders

Field Trips

Find resources to help plan your class field trip, either self-guided or led by a ranger.

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Historic false front of an old building in the rainforest

Dyea, Alaska: Where History Meets Nature

Dyea was once a gold rush boomtown. Today it is a great place to see where history meets nature, visit the old townsite, and relax with scenic views.

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Cover of Deputy Ranger book

Take the Deputy Ranger challenge!

You're never too old to keep learning. With our Deputy Ranger program adults can learn about the gold rush and earn a special gold rush pin.

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