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Trail of '98 Museum

700 Spring St., City Hall, Skagway, AK 99840
907-983-2420
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Skagway
Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: The best deal in Skagway only costs $2!  The museum is small, but packs alot into the space - gold rush history, costumes, exhibits on the building... more »
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Bonita, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very quick and easy way to understand the history of the Gold trail of more than 100 years ago. Unbelievable.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I happened upon this museum by chance. Off the main hubs of the city (which is saying a lot since Skagway is about the size of a neighborhood in larger American cities), I thought this museum was a church at first. It was certainly the newest looking building I saw the entire time I was there. I paid two bucks... More

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Brea, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We were told this building was a former Girls' school started during the gold rush that failed when most of the girls found a more lucrative vocation in the rough and tumble Skagway of the time. Don't know how true this was, but it adds to the visit! Museum contains a hodge-poge of items from Skagway's past. Some were from... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Great way to learn about Skagway and its past. Bookstore on sight. Even the building itself has some history.

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Philadelphia, PA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I love history and I thoroughly enjoyed this! I always like to learn about a place I visit for the first time, and this was a great way to do so!

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Pamiruru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This gives a good history of Skagway - worth the time to see. It was very interesting on how the goldfields were reached, the history and travels of those who made the effort.

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Houston, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was a great stop to look at the history of Skagway and Alaska. Don't miss the quilt made out of duck necks. Sounds strange, but was actually quite beautiful. They also had a beaver pelt you could touch. I wasn't expecting it to be so soft! And on a wall was a quill from a whale's mouth, used to... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Very interesting..several pieces of memorabilia from the past. Informative narrators...worth the stop

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Legal, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

It only cost $2 and we got a good hour of interesting viewing here. Kids really enjoyed the scavenger hunt they were given.

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Skagway, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The Trail of '98 Museum is a little jewel in Skagway. The museum has a $5M+ collection of artifacts and gold rush memorabilia on display, and admission is just a couple of bucks. What more could you ask for? Interesting stuff! At 7th & Spring Streets, the ship/town shuttle stops right in front. Depending on your level of interest, plan... More

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