Stroll back to 1898! Mountains rise on all sides. Vibrant false-front buildings line Skagway's National Historic District. The streets bustle with visitors retracing this route of the Klondike Gold Rush. Rangers bring it all to life in these fun tours of the National Historic District.
- Early May to late September
- Weekdays at 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm and 3 pm
- Weekends at 10 am and 2 pm
- Tours last 45 minutes
- Tours travel 4 blocks
- Meet at the park service visitor center at 2nd Avenue and Broadway
- Wheelchair and stroller accessible, service animals welcome
- 30 people maximum, first-come first-served
SAME-DAY TICKETS are free at the visitor center. Rangers give out tickets on the day of the tour on a first-come, first-served basis.
ADVANCE TICKETS are free. Reserve tours on recreation.gov. In June, July, and August it is common for tours to fill up before 10 am. Reserve online to get a tour that works best for your day. Visitors must pick up tickets at the visitor center even if reserved online.
9:00, 11:00, 3:00, Monday-Friday, Gold Rush 101
Rangers reveal characters and stories of Skagway's early days in this introduction to Skagway. Explore the heart of the National Historic District with 2-3 stops outside colorful, gold rush buildings. All tours end at the Moore Homestead Museum for a free look inside a restored frontier family home.
10:00, Everyday, Untold Stories
See Skagway through a different set of eyes. This tour delves into specific topics like women's history, Alaska Native people, or immigration. Program may include "PG-13" or adult themes such as prostitution, colonization, or discrimination. The exact topic will be determined the morning of the tour by the ranger giving it.
2:00, Everyday, Buffalo Soldiers of Skagway
Men of the 24th Infantry - an all African American unit - maintained law and order in frontier Skagway. They sparked controversy when they joined Alaska's first Young Men's Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.). Explore the Buffalo Soldiers' contributions to Skagway.