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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Historic Leasing Program

verbauwhede's cigar store

With nearly 800,000 visitors arriving during the summer season, Skagway is a shopper's delight. The National Park Service is a part of this thriving enterprise, leasing nine restored historic structures in the heart of the Skagway historic district to private businesses.

As current leases expire, new leases will be awarded based on competitive bids received from prospective tenants. Occasionally, subleasing opportunities occur. Click here for a map showing where these buildings lie in the historic district.

Current Historic Leasing Opportunities:

Boss Bakery Building
Boss Building Request for Proposals
Proposed Lease


Click on the name of the building below to learn more about current retail use.

Boas Tailor and Furrier Building

Boss Bakery Building

Hern Liquor Store and Pacific Clipper Line Building

Lynch and Kennedy Dry Goods Building

The Red Front Building

Verbauwhedes Cigar Store and Confectionery Building

Verbauwhedes "Cribs" Building

Also for information on sign guidelines please click on the following link:

Klondike Gold Rush NHP Historic Leaseback Building Sign Guideline



Did You Know?

museum exhibit at Klondike Gold Rush NHP showing a year's supply of food in bags, barrels and crates, a gold pan sits on top of the pile

The Canadian government required those going to the Klondike gold fields to bring a year's supply of food with them to avoid starvation during the long Yukon winter. Some of the recommended supplies included 400 pounds of flour, 200 pounds of bacon, and 100 pounds of beans!