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Klondike Gold Rush NHP

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When an 1897 issue of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported a steamer from Alaska putting in at Seattle with a ton of gold aboard, it set off the great gold rushes. At the height of the rush John Muir called Skagway "a nest of ants taken into a strange country and stirred up by a stick." Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park preserves historic buildings from his period in Skagway, Alaska, and portions of the Chilkoot and White Pass Trails.

The park offers a variety of interpretive programs based in the visitor center in the restored railway depot buildings at Broadway and Second Avenue. The visitor center has information about the Chilkoot Trail from Dyea, Alaska, to Bennett, British Columbia.


By ferry, cruiseship, scheduled airline, air taxi, or by road (South Klondike Highway).

Approximate Size

13,200 acres.

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