For People with Physical/Mobility Needs

Though not run by the park, wheelchair lift-equipped public shuttles operate in town during the summer months.

Park buildings are integrated through the Skagway National Historic District. In the district, accessible parking rules change during the winter and summer months. Please contact the Municipality of Skagway for accessible parking access in the Skagway National Historic District.
 
  • Routes: the sidewalks in Skagway’s Historic District are wooden boardwalks. There is a ramp from the street level boardwalk to the visitor center entrance. The building lacks push-button doors but the double doors are often propped open

  • Restrooms: mens and womens both accessible, as well as one family restroom on its own

  • Water: water fountains and filling station (for own bottles) is accessible

  • Benches: some throughout visitor center and surrounding outdoor area are accessible

  • Exhibits: interactive exhibits at the visitor center and museum, including the “Ton of Goods” outdoor exhibit, are accessible

  • Information desk: the visitor center front desk has a lower section to serve seated visitors

  • Routes: the wooden boardwalks to the property are accessible and the front doors are propped open

  • Restrooms: mens and womens both accessible

  • Water: water fountains and filling station (for own bottles) is accessible

  • Parking: an accessible parking space is reserved adjacent to the property

  • Routes: the wooden boardwalks and ramp on the property are accessible and the front door is propped open

  • Exhibits: built to be read from a seated height

  • Routes: the wooden boardwalks to the property are accessible and the front double doors are often propped open

  • Water: water fountains and filling station (for own bottles) is accessible

  • Information desk: the trail center front desk has a lower section to serve seated visitors

  • Trails: the surfaced, compacted gravel paths have no significant inclines and have been hardened to be accessible to wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers

  • Exhibits: interpretive signs along the path are accessible

  • Restrooms: an accessible pit-toilet outhouse is available at the entrance of the townsite

  • Transportation: The National Park Service does not provide transportation to the Dyea townsite. Shuttles and rental cars are available through local private businesses. Dyea Road is gravel and is not recommended for vehicles longer than 30 feet. Ask at the visitor center in Skagway about options and current road conditions. Once in Dyea, the parking lot at the townsite is accessible

Last updated: February 20, 2018

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Mailing Address:

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

Skagway, AK 99840

Phone:

(907) 983-9200

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