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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Plan Your Visit

A ranger talks to a group of people in front of historic buildings
Enjoy a ranger led tour during the summer months in Skagway ending at the Moore House and cabin.
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Visit the local museums; participate in a guided tour of the Skagway Historic District; explore nature on the local trails; tour the Dyea townsite with a Ranger; hike the Chilkoot Trail. And remember to bring your camera to record the great views.

 
Plan an International Tour of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Sites
 
Historic photo of a crowd of people on a dock with boats in the background

Thousands swarmed to Seattle,WA and boarded ships sailing north for the Klondike Gold fields.

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Relive the "Last Great Adventure" by visiting protected historical sites in Washington, Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon Territory. In 1998 the international significance of the Klondike Gold Rush was officially recognized by Canada and the United States with the creation of the Klondike Gold Rush International Historical Park. The site in Skagway, Alaska represents the “Gateway to the Klondike” and preserves the setting of Klondike Gold Rush boom towns and trails to the Yukon gold. Other units making up the international park include the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Seattle, WA and the Canadian parks, Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site and Dawson Historical Complex National Historic Sites. For more information on visiting these locations click on the name of the historical park.

Did You Know?

Modern aerial photo of Skagway showing the blue waters of the Taiya Inlet, snow-capped peaks, and the town in the foreground

Skagway is located at the end of the longest, deepest glacial fjord in North America and is considered the northern most point in Southeast Alaska. Glaciers, and the rugged scenery they leave behind, create the stunning backdrop for your visit to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.