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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Plan Your Visit

Ranger led walking tour at the Moore House
Enjoy a ranger led tour during the summer months in Skagway.
An NPS Photo

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
Crowd tries to board sailing vessel in 1897.  Black and white image.

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


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?

Taiya River with snaking through the forest with a mountain backdrop

The Chilkoot Trail in Klondike Gold Rush NHP takes the hiker from sea level to alpine tundra in just 16 miles. As you hike you will ascend from northern coastal forest to boreal forest to alpine tundra. Watch for seals, then bears, then the pika, a member of the rabbit family.