Persevering Through Unimaginable Obstacles

Headlines screamed "Gold!" The dream of a better life catapulted thousands of people to Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Their journey shaped them, and changed the people they encountered and the north forever. Today, the park remembers the trails, boomtowns, and stories of the Klondike Gold Rush. Read More

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A Century of Change

How have things changed since the stampeders searched for gold? Photo pairs document changes along the trails and in Skagway.

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Recreation in Skagway

Baseball, football, basketball, hiking, and photography there was a club or sport for every Skagwegian.

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Skagway's Camera Club

One of early Skagway's most active clubs. Discover their seldom seen photos and learn about the club's formation and outings.

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Plan Your Time in Skagway

Whether you have a few hours or a few days get started planning your visit to Skagway!

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Plan Your Hike

Start planning your trip on the Chilkoot Trail. Learn how to get a permit, read trail tips, and check out trail photographs.

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Ranger Programs

Join a ranger on one of our ranger guided tours and talks.

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What was the Klondike Gold Rush?

Learn about the great human drama that was the mad dash to the far north known as the Klondike Gold Rush.

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Chilkoot Trail photos

Explore the Chilkoot Trail through pictures taken by hikers

Last updated: August 6, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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

Skagway, AK 99840


(907) 983-9200

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