Retrace the Steps of the Last Grand Adventure- The Klondike Gold Rush

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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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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Early Chilkoot Expeditions

Some of the early expeditions that crossed the Chilkoot Trail and helped it become a critical gold rush route.

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Plan your time in Skagway

Whether you have a few hours or a few days get started planning your visit to Skagway!

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Ranger Programs

Join a ranger on one of our ranger guided tours and talks.

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Earn a Junior Ranger badge

At Klondike Gold Rush there are two ways you can earn your Junior Ranger badge. Find out how you can start today.

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Hike the modern Chilkoot Trail

Described as the world's longest museum, the Chilkoot Trail spans 33 miles, an international border, and is hiked by thousands each year.

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Chilkoot Trail Campgrounds

Choose your camp spots from 9 campgrounds along the trail.

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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.

Last updated: May 1, 2019

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Mailing Address:

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

Skagway, AK 99840


(907) 983-9200

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