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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Indoor Activities

Map talk with a Park Ranger

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Visitor Center Activities:
(located at 2nd & Broadway)

Enjoy a Ranger Presentation each day at 10 AM - 45 minute talks on various topics in the visitor center auditorium. Summer only. Programs and facilities are wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcome.

See the 30 minute film "Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike" in the visitor center auditorium at 8, 9, 11 AM & 12, 1, 2, 4 and 5 PM. Winter visitors should ask at park headquarters for the movie. Hearing assistance and audio description available upon request. Theater is wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcome.

Check the schedule posted in the visitor center for park sponsored evening programs and other ranger talks. Topics vary and may include: wildlife, Klondike Stampeders, the Chilkoot Trail then and now, Life & Crimes in Skagway 1898 and more!

 
Modern photo of the inside of the restored saloon

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Explore the Mascot Saloon - an authentic post-gold rush saloon museum where you can almost hear the tinkling of the piano competing with the conversation of hopeful prospectors. Open daily early May through mid-September, 8 AM - 6 PM at Third and Broadway. This facility is wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcome.
 
Modern photo of the Moore House

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Visit the historic Moore House and Cabin to experience early homesteading in this windy valley. Open daily, early May through mid-September, 10 AM to 5 PM at Fifth and Spring Streets.This facility is wheelchair accessible and service animals are welcome.

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?