Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

291 Broadway
Skagway, AK 99840


About the Park:

The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is a United States listed historical park that commemorates the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1890s. The original gold rush took place in the Yukon Territory, and this park boasts staging areas for the trek to that destination. The park is made up of four units with three located in the Municipality of Skagway Borough, Alaska .

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center:

In 1898 Klondike Gold Rush was a colorful yet somber episode in North American history. With units scattered throughout Alaska - and even one in Seattle - the major visitor center for the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is located in Skagway. The visitor center offers a gripping film covering the terrible hardships and rare triumphs of the men and women who were part of the great rush, with a focus on those who passed through Skagway on their way over the Chilkoot Pass. After checking out the film, exhibits, and book shop at the visitor center, you can hook up with a ranger-led tour of downtown Skagway and its many historic Gold-Rush-era buildings.The Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center offers visitors a chance to step back in time and journey to the Yukon gold fields of Canada as thousands did in 1897 and 1898. Interactive exhibits highlight Seattle's role in this international event. Touch screen computer availability allows visitors to experience the gold rush through the eyes of actual stampedersby referring totheir journals and personal accounts.

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