Basic Information

Multiple signs on a pole point in the directions of gold rush destinations
Skagway, Alaska is a crossroads for exploring the Klondike Gold Rush and the opening of Alaska to Euroamerican settlement.

NPS photo/B. Mayhew

Welcome to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park!

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is a collection of sites throughout the town of Skagway, Alaska and the surrounding area. During the summer months (late May to mid-September) Skagway is a major cruise ship port. Skagway can see up to 10,000 visitors a day, with at least one ship arriving every day. During the winter months (October to May) Skagway becomes a very quiet community. Some visitors do arrive during these months via the state ferry or the Klondike highway, however, these visitors make up only a fraction of the total numbers.

Please use our website to find information on:

  • Operating Hours & Seasons. Klondike Gold Rush National Historical park is open year-round, though services available vary on season. Most visitors come during the summer (May-September), but visiting in the winter offers small town charm and history.
  • Fees & Passes
  • Permits & Reservations. Permits are needed to camp overnight on the Chilkoot Trail or to lead commercial tours in the park (including park museums).
  • Skagway Weather is different than anywhere else in southeast Alaska. Learn more about our town to prepare for your visit and pack appropriately. Check out current conditions along the Chilkoot Trail.
 
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
291 Broadway
Skagway, AK 99840

Park headquarters and visitor center are located at 2nd and Broadway in Skagway, Alaska. To get to Skagway by car: You can access the park via the Alaska Marine Highway or the South Klondike Highway. By plane: You can fly into the Skagway Airport. By water: You can visit the park by cruise ship, tour boat, or ferry.

Summer Hours

May through late September.

Standard Hours

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Winter Hours

October through April

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Closed
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  • Saturday: Closed

Additional Information

Skagway has a highly variable climate with frequent rain and high winds. Average temperatures May through September range from 60 F to 47 F. Average temperatures October through April range from 38 F to 28 F.

Entrance Fees:

Entry Fee - $0.00

Entry to Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is free. Some services, such as a hiking permit for the Chilkoot Trail or a ranger led tour of Jeff. Smiths Parlor museum have associated fees.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center

The visitor center is located in the historic White Pass & Yukon Route depot. Talk to a ranger, learn about daily programs, watch park film "Gold Fever: Race to the Klondike," and more. Restrooms, water stations, and benches are available for visitors.

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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