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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Company L, 24th Infantry, US Army

For three years Company L protected Skagway. Learn how the gold rush brought these soldiers north and about their time serving in Alaska.

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Recreation in Skagway

Baseball, football, basketball, hiking, and photography there was a club or sport for every Skagwegian.

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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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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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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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Plan Your Hike

Start planning your trip on the Chilkoot Trail. Learn how to get a permit, read trail tips, and check out trail photographs.

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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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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: July 1, 2019

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

Skagway, AK 99840


(907) 983-9200

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