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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Getting Ready for 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!

 

  • Alaska teens retrace the steps of the Klondike Gold Rush and Become Future Stewards

    Group of hikers wtih scenic background

    Klondike Gold Rush NHP partnered with the local community center to host a group of teens on the historic Chilkoot Trail. Teens backpacked the internationl trail in 6 days, and learned about the natural and cultural history of the place they call home. The teens also helped improve the trail by working with the NPS trail crew to fix a part that was washed out. Read more

  • Klondike Gold Rush Junior Rangers: Gearing up to Go Digital

    Volunteer and child look at iBook on tablet computer

    Klondike Gold Rush NHP has gone Digital and Green! The park has developed a new iBook version of its Junior Ranger Books that directly relate to the exhibits at the park's new Junior Ranger Activity Center. Read more

  • Caring for Family Heirlooms

    Group of people inspecting historic item

    Klondike Gold Rush NHP hosted a series of Heirloom workshops and artifact identification sessions in order to engage the community in their own history. Locals brought in their historical items and learned to care for them. This lesson in prservation helped engage the community in the mission of the park and its goals to preserve the history of Skagway, AK. Read more

  • Chilkoot Trail Hikers Write Postcards to Themselves to Record Their Journey Over the

    Photo of Chilkoot Trail Hikers and painting of hikers on the Chilkoot Trail

    The KlondikeLetters.com is a live journal created by Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residence Corrie Francis Parks. The website features her images, postcards created by hikers, vidoes, and animations that were created during her two week journey over the trail. This will allow everyone, those that have hiked the trail, those that plan to, and even those who just dream to a chance to experience the Chilkoot Trail. Read more

Did You Know?

Historic photo showing busy street scene with mud streets

At the height of the Klondike Gold Rush, 150 businesses were established in Dyea, Alaska including 48 Hotels and 2 Hospitals. By 1903, Dyea's population was a mere 3. A visit to Dyea today reveals a thriving forest growing over the ghosts of those buildings. More...