Visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park was authorized in 1976 to preserve and interpret the history of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-98. The park consists of four units: a six-block historic business district in Skagway, the Chilkoot Trail, a corridor comprising the White Pass Trail, and a visitor center in Seattle, Washington. The park’s visitor center in Skagway is a great place to begin exploring the area’s Gold Rush history. Housed in an 1898 railroad depot, it displays permanent and seasonal exhibits that educate visitors about the Gold Rush that made Skagway the city it is today.
Take part in one of the many free activities like historic film screenings, ranger presentations and guided walking tours. In addition to the visitor center, the National Park Service has restored many of Skagway’s buildings, including the J. Bernard Moore House. Originally built by the city’s founder, William Moore, it now has been restored to its 1904 glory and is furnished with many original family possessions to give visitors a true sense of what life was like in an Alaska pioneer town.
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