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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Guided Tours

Ranger shows old Dyea photo to visitor
The black and white historic photograph is titled "Piles of
freight and supplies on the waterfront, Dyea, Alaska, ca. 1898" and is
from University of Washington's Eric A. Hegg Collection.
 

Historic District Walking Tours
1 hour Ranger-led walking tours of the Skagway Historic District


WHEN: Early May - Late September
TIMES: Daily 9 AM, 10 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM and 3 PM
WHERE: Free tickets available at the Visitor Center, 2nd Avenue and Broadway. Walks are limited to 30 participants. Tours are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tours are wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcome.

Dyea Town Site Walking Tour
1 hour walking tours around the historic Dyea town site

WHEN: Early June - Late August
TIMES: Monday- Thursday at 2:00 pm
WHERE: Meet the Ranger at the Dyea Town Site Parking Area. (See Dyea Map)
WHAT TO BRING: Good footwear for the weather, insect repellent, rain gear, and water.
TRANSPORTATION: Provide your own - the Dyea road is unpaved and is not recommended for vehicles longer than 30 feet. Ask at the Visitor Center in Skagway about commercial transportation options and current road conditions.

The tour inlcudes walking on uneven terrain and secitons of dirt trail. Leashed service animals are welcome.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of Native Tlingit packer carring a pack of goods on his back, wearing Western gear

The Chilkoot Trail was an important trade route connecting the Tlingits with interior First Nation peoples long before the Klondike Gold Rush. Dyea or Deiyaa (Tlingit for "to pack") was a small Native settlement used as a fishing camp and staging area for trade expeditions to and from the interior.