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Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

Skagway, AK
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Skagway
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Type: Historic Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, State Parks, National Parks
Activities: Walking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Visitors can return to the days of the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897-1898 by touring 15 restored buildings within the historic district.
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English first
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
42 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We paid for an excursion through our cruise ship and then we walked around town and discovered this walking tour given by the National Park. It was great. It was about an hour and very informative. It included local history, preserved buildings and Klondike Gold Rush history. I enjoyed it better than our $100 excursion.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Who knew there would be so much history in this area? We took a walking tour with a very well-informed guide (Sherry?) who told us the fascinating stories of the people who lived during the Gold Rush era, showing us their houses and really making history come alive, particularly with so much visible evidence around, such as the stores, bars,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The National Park Service is purchasing areas all over Skagway to preserve as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. We viewed the Dyea townsite. A ghost town area that was disassembled when Skagway proved to be a more popular site as the starting off point for the Yukon Gold Rush. The site itself is over 100 years old. Much... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Ask visitor center for a map, it is not as hard as they say. The view is nice, but need more signs, and it was super quiet so we are afraid to be lost...

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McDonough, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the National Historic Park. We enjoyed the displays and seeing the buildings and learning more about the area. The staff was helpful and friendly. We did not have to pay anything but others may as we have an access pass.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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133 reviews 133 reviews
57 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Enjoyed the garden theme of our walking tour. The rhubarb was huge! Great place to visit and see how men had to carry 1year of supplies to be able to continue on the gold rush. We have it so easy in 2014. Very informative and learned a lot about the town's history, saloons, and present day. A worthwhile visit but... More

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Seward, Alaska
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

While why husband hiked the Chilkoot Pass, my eight year old daughter and I explored Skagway. I think her favorite experience was completing the Junior Ranger Program. She got to dress up in period clothing, identify different animals, get a gold stampeder name and plan what gear she would take to climb the pass. Once she completed all the activities... More

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erie, co
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were here on a cruise stop. We were not able to do the walking tour. The time we wanted was not available, we should have gotten tickets for later, as there is plenty to do while you "wait". Watch the movie, grab the walking tour brochure and walk around the town. Be sure to visit the Moore homestead.

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our family - including our 7 year old and 5 year old - loved the walking tour of Skagway with our fantastic National Park Ranger Josh. He was informative and illustrated the various sights with wonderful stories and anecdotes. The kids also loved getting their Junior Park Ranger badges. We would recommend this is a nice and free excursion off... More

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Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a great museum which gives wonderful history of the area. Full of photos and memorabilia, the museum was enhanced by a Park Ranger talk. She had lots of maps and various newspaper articles, etc. from the era. Wonderful visit! (I mistakenly reviewed another museum thinking it was this one until I looked at my photos. I'm sure it... More

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