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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Chilkoot National Historic Trail

Learn about the newly designated Chilkoot National Historic Trail, plan your Chilkoot hike, or explore photo galleries and history.

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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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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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Buffalo Soldiers of Company L

Company L, a unit of Black soldiers, spent 3 years serving their country in Southeast Alaska. Learn about their time taming the frontier.

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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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History & Culture

Discover the people, places, and stories of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Last updated: February 1, 2024

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

Skagway, AK 99840


907 983-9200

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