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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

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Historic Buildings in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

The National Park Service owns and maintains a number of historic buildings in Skagway's Historic District and beyond. From bakeries to saloons, Gold Rush-era Skagway was a bustling center of business and trade. Explore the links below to learn more about the history and restoration of some of Klondike Gold Rush NHP's historic buildings.

Information on Dyea, Alaska and the Chilkoot Trail:

Lying at the head of the Chilkoot Trail, the town of Dyea reached its height during the Klondike Gold Rush when thousands of stampeders arrived on its shores en route to the gold fields. The town met its demise just a few short years later with the construction of the White Pass &Yukon Route Railroad out of nearby Skagway. Explore the historic townsite with the Dyea walking tour brochure and check out the slide cemetery, where many of the victims of the April 3, 1898 avalanche lie at rest.

Did You Know?

Pile of boards and canvas in abandoned on rocks

The mystery of why these canvas boats were left behind at the Chilkoot summit of Klondike Gold Rush NHP, remains unsolved. One theory reports that it was too costly to pay the customs to take them over the border. Perhaps they were too flimsy for the rough waters of Bennett Lake?