Skagway Historic District and White Pass National Historic Landmark

Street view of Skagway Historic District
Street view of historic Skagway.

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Quick Facts

Skagway, Alaska
Skagway Historic District and White Pass is situated on a prime route to gold-bearing regions and was especially important during the gold rush era.
National Historic Landmark designated on June 13, 1962

An Alaskan frontier mining town, situated on a prime route to the Upper Yukon Valley and Klondike gold-bearing regions. Almost 100 structures remain from the gold rush era. White Pass Trail, to Skagway's northeast, is about 19 miles long and reaches the maximum elevation of nearly 3,000 feet at the crest of the pass, where it crosses the international boundary into Canada.

Additional Information

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Last updated: July 31, 2017