TRIP IDEA

Explore Skagway's Historic District

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Brightly colored buildings line a street
Duration Half Day
Topic(s) Migrations, Westward Expansion, Homesteading, The Gold Rush, Architecture and Building, Colonization and Settlement, Native American Heritage, Women's History, Commerce
Activities Hands-On, Museum Exhibits
Type Kid Friendly, Relaxed, Urban, Educational
Parks Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Born from the boom days of the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway is a beautifully preserved community full of vibrant stories and restored buildings. Get to know this quaint town by exploring history all within just a few blocks.
  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Visit the Mascot Saloon

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Museum Exhibits
    • Pets: No
    • Location: 3rd and Broadway
    • Duration: 15–45 Minutes
    • Season: Summer
    People in front of a brightly colored building with sign

    Once Skagway's longest running saloon, step back in to time with this restored saloon museum.

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  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Explore the Moore Homestead

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Museum Exhibits
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: 5th and Spring St
    • Duration: 15–60 Minutes
    • Season: Summer
    • Time of Day: Day
    People gathered in front of a house with fence sign

    The Moore Homestead was established 10 years before the gold rush. Today, contemplate early frontier life in the wilds of remote Alaska as you explore the first building in Skagway and the first family to live here.

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  • Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

    Earn a badge at the Junior Ranger Activity Center

    • Activity Fee: No (Entrance fees may apply)
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Hands-On
    • Age: 3 and Older
    • Pets: No
    • Location: Junior Ranger Activity Center in the historic Pantheon Saloon
    • Duration: 20 Minutes
    • Season: Summer
    • Time of Day: Day
    Six children face a ranger in a brightly colored building.

    Earn your Junior Ranger badge with fun, hands-on activities. Great for families, kids, and kids-at-heart.

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Last updated: May 7, 2017