• 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.

Did You Know?

Stampeders watch a man carry a piano on his back through the snow

Many stampeders brought musical instruments with them in addition to the required “ton of goods.” This included at least one piano which was carried up to the summit of the Chilkoot Pass. More...