Persevering Through Unimaginable Obstacles

Headlines screamed "Gold!" The dream of a better life catapulted thousands of people to Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Their journey shaped them, and changed the people they encountered and the north forever. Today, the park remembers the trails, boomtowns, and stories of the Klondike Gold Rush. Read More

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What was the Klondike Gold Rush?

Learn about the great human drama that was the mad dash to the far north known as the Klondike Gold Rush.

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Chilkoot Trail History

From a Tlingit trade route, to a gold rush highway, to a modern recreation trail. Learn how the Chilkoot Trail has changed over 150 years.

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Women of the Gold Rush

Courageous women from all walks of life joined the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98.

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Buffalo Soldiers of Company L

Learn about the three years Company L, a unit of black soldiers, spent serving their country in Southeast Alaska.

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A Century of Change

How have things changed since the stampeders searched for gold? Photo pairs document changes along the trails and in Skagway.

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Virtual Tours

Can't make it to Skagway? Want to plan your visit? Now you can take virtual tours of several park buildings.

Last updated: March 31, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
P.O. Box 517

Skagway, AK 99840

Phone:

(907) 983-9200

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