• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border in the snow

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

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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Artwork of the Bennett Church

The Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence program invites artists to spend two weeks on the Chilkoot Trail. This unique opportunity allows artists to create artwork and share stories with park visitors of how the setting inspires their compositions. More...