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

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

Places To Go

Three happy people stand on a street in front of buildings and mountains
The Skagway Historic District offers fun activities for everyone.
NPS photo/Katie Finnegan
 

Skagway Historic District
With six blocks of designated National Historical District downtown Skagway has fun for everyone! Weather your interest lies in perusing one of our three downtown museums or earning your junior ranger badge at our Junior Ranger Activity Center the National Park Service has ensured Skagway remains a bustling port city reminiscent of its Gold Rush-era past.

Dyea
In nearby Dyea visitors have the chance to experience the wonder of Southeast Alaskan outdoors while following in the footsteps of stampeders. This is a wonderful opportunity to take a ranger-led tour of the townsite, check out the local flora and fauna or enjoy a picnic lunch in the Dyea flats.

Hiking
For visitors unable to make the trek to Dyea there are many options to explore the outdoors right outside Skagway. With hiking trails ranging from one to seven miles, Skagway has hikes for any fitness level. Our hiking trails give guests the opportunity to see waterfalls, historic graves, lakes and sweeping vistas of the Lynn Canal.

Campgrounds
The National Park Service operates 22 sites for vehicle and walk-in camping. The campground is situated 9 miles from Skagway near the beautiful Taiya River and the start of the Chilkoot Trail.

The Seattle Unit
The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is made up of three units in Alaska and one in Seattle. Be sure to plan a visit to our sister park in Seattle, Washington to hear another side of the historic Gold Rush event.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of a busy street in Skagway, AK

No gold was ever found in the Skagway River valley. The actual gold fields were approximately 550 miles north, near the junction of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers in Dawson City. Skagway became known as the gateway to the Klondike gold fields, a bustling supply town.