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

“Gold!” is what the headlines read in 1897, starting the Klondike Gold Rush. Thousands, hoping to ease the woes of economic depression, sold farms, dropped businesses and boarded ships to follow their dreams north. Today, the park commemorates the bravery of the stampeders who ventured north by protecting the trails, historic boomtowns and buildings of the Klondike Gold Rush era. Read More

Black and white photo of people standing in a line on a snowy slope.

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.

Mountain pass with some snow and blue sky

Explore the Chilkoot Trail

Plan your hike through the "meanest 33 miles in history."

Busy street view with cruise ship at the end.

Skagway's Historic District

Learn about the gold rush boom town buildings that are part of the park today.

Wintery scene in a town setting

Visiting in the Winter

Klondike Gold Rush doesn't close in the winter. Learn more about visiting the park October-April

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Skagway, AK 99840


(907) 983-9200
Hours: 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday

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