Permits & Reservations

Each summer approximately 1 million people visit the Skagway Historic District between May 1st and September 30th. Free, limited, timed-entry tickets for the Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum are available at the park visitor center on the day of your visit. Please note that we no longer offer any ranger-led walking tours.

Two manikins surrounded by unusual objects

NPS photo/N. Toering

Jeff. Smiths Parlor Museum

Don't miss your chance to tour the 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. Limited free same-day tickets are available at the Visitor Center and required for entry.


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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.

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Backcountry Camping Reservations on the Chilkoot Trail
Camping along the Chilkoot Trail is only allowed in designated campsites and on a first come, first serve basis. When you apply for a Chilkoot Trail permit you must specify which campgrounds you will use.
A tent in a forested area with people in the background

NPS/R. Harrison

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 Permits

Visitors 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: March 26, 2024

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Mailing Address:

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

Skagway, AK 99840


907 983-9200

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