History & Culture

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Stampeders arrive to Dyea, Alaska and start organizing their supplies.

National Park Service, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, George and Edna Rapuzzi Collection, KLGO 55746a. Gift of the Rasmuson Foundation.


A major human event like the Klondike Gold Rush is a wealth of stories, artifacts, and facts. You may want to start by finding out what was the Klondike Gold Rush? Then dive deeper into history in the following areas:

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Dive into stories of the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway history, Buffalo Soldiers, and more!

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Park Units

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is made of four units. Learn more about them including their unique histories.

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Museum Collections

From spoons to snowshoes, lichens to specimens, learn about the different parts of the park's museum program.

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The Klondike Gold Rush created a collision of cultures as people from 33 countries passed through Alaska to Canada.Get to know some of them.

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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.

Last updated: January 25, 2020

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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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