Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Second Ave. & Broadway
Skagway, AK 99840- Map It
(907) 983-9223

AAA Editor Notes

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park includes the Skagway Historic District and Chilkoot and White Pass trails, over which each prospector was required to haul nearly a ton of supplies during the gold rush of 1897-98. It was during this stampede that Skagway's population boomed from 5 to more than 10,000. The park visitor center at Broadway and Second Avenue is in the original White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Depot, one of Alaska's oldest. The administrative building next door contains exhibits and interpretive programs about the era. Two films are shown: an orientation film about the gold rush, and a film about hiking the Chilkoot Trail. The Moore House belonged to Skagway's first homesteading family. Walking tours led by a park ranger explore the Skagway Historic District, where many restored buildings represent a colorful history. The Chilkoot Trail Center provides information about day hikes and backpacking on the Chilkoot Trail.
Visitor center (including exhibits), Moore House, walking tours and trail center free. Fees apply and reservations are recommended for Chilkoot Trail backpacking.
Hours: Visitor center daily 8-6, early May-late Sept. Visitor center exhibits daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m., early May-late Sept.; 8-5, rest of year. Orientation film is shown on the hour at 8, 9 11-2, 4 and 5, early May-late Sept. Moore House daily 10-5, early May-late Sept. Walking tours depart the visitor center daily on the hour 9-11 and 2-3, early May-late Sept. Trail center daily 8-5, June-Labor Day weekend. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.