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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Visitor Center

Start your visit with a stop at the park's visitor center. Learn about park programs, tours, and film.

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Hiking

With trails ranging from 1 to 7 miles, Skagway has hikes for any fitness level. See waterfalls, lakes, and sweeping vistas of the fjord.

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Skagway's Historic District

Over 20 gold rush boom town buildings are part of the park today. Explore the ones in Skagway's Historic District.

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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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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.

Last updated: April 8, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Skagway, AK 99840

Phone:

(907) 983-9200

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