Each summer approximately 1 million people visit the Skagway Historic District between May 1st and September 30th. Ranger tour tickets are first come, first served the day of the tour, so they often fill up quickly. Avoid the hassle of rushing in to get a ticket by reserving your ranger led tour in advance!
Permits & Reservations
Jeff. Smiths Parlor ranger-guided tours
Don't miss your chance to tour the newly restored Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum. Once the headquarters for notorious outlaw, Jefferson "Soapy" Smith, the former bar was transformed into a home-spun museum in 1935 with rare photos, one of a kind artifacts, folk art, strange taxidermy, and even animatronic manikins. Advance tickets are available on recreation.gov. Reserve your tour in advance.
Ranger-led walking tour of the Skagway Historic District
Each year thousands of visitors enjoy free walking tours of the Skagway Historic District and Dyea town site. Now, visitors can reserve tickets online months in advance. Because our walk-in tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis (and most days they go quickly!), reserving your tickets is a convenient way to secure a tour.
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Chilkoot Trail Hiking Permits
From approximately June 1 - September 5, permits are required on the Chilkoot Trail. Reservations are made through Parks Canada only. For more information, visit our Chilkoot Trail Permits page. For off-season use, please register your itinerary with park headquarters, located at 2nd & Broadway.
Camping in Dyea
Campsites at the Dyea Campground are $10 per site per night. We do not take reservations for the Dyea campground. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis.
Commercial Use Permits
Commercial tours operating in Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, including the Chilkoot Trail and in-town museums, must apply for a commercial use permit.
Special Use PermitsVisitors seeking special access to park areas, exclusive use of park buildings, facilities, or grounds or permission to engage in an activity for which permission is not generally granted to the public may request a special use permit.
Last updated: November 15, 2018