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Robert Service Cabin

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Address: | Yukon Territory, Dawson City, Yukon Y0B 1G0, Canada

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Historic cabin

Historic place to visit. Tour guide on site in period dress to explain the history. Was very informative. Books and CDs available all over Dawson City re his poetry etc.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Campbell River, . B.C.
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Campbell River, . B.C.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historic place to visit. Tour guide on site in period dress to explain the history. Was very informative. Books and CDs available all over Dawson City re his poetry etc.

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

For Literary Buffs, this is a must see and do! The cabin has been restored and period furniture, cooking and daily living items, and personal items such as clothing etc are placed tactfully around the cabin. Readings of his poetry are scheduled through out the day by very knowledgable guides dressed in period costumes. I even brought my copy of... More 

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North GA
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

We have always loved the poetry of Robert Service and it was fun to visit the place that inspired him. The Park Service staff does a great job. Not lots to see; the cabin is small but in a nice location overlooking the town. Recommended if you are in to history.

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Erica, Australia
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

The National Park's interpreters really get into character! The poems are a real treat! Very entertaining!

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BALLINA
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Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We went on an organised tour to Roberts house and there was a reading of his wonderful poetry by Sue she was so knowledgeable on him and told the small group stories of his life and recited poetry to us....I had never heard of him before coming here but had to buy a book as they were so good. Sue... More 

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

If you are into Service, and I am, this is a neat place to visit. His "Cremation of Sam McGee" is one of my favorites and the poet comes alive in this attraction.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

A great place to visit. The role player who have Robert Service's life history and recited poems was excellent! It is definitely an"must do" in Dawson City.

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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I was familiar with Robert Service's poetry even when towing up in New England, and I brought my tattered copy of his poems on this trip. It was a real pleasure to walk through his cabin with its original furnishings, while listening to poems ad biographical details recited by an interpreter dressed in Victorian Period clothing.

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Reviewed August 16, 2016

Parks Canada has done a brilliant job in having costumed students lead tours of this attraction. Our tour guide was fantastic (he was wearing a bowler hat and tie and read from Service's book brilliantly). He read stories and told of his life and then gave us a tour of the little cabin. I really got a lot out of... More 

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Bellflower, California
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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We saw this as a part of the Tales of Dawson City Tour, a tour that cannot be missed! "Fred" our orator from the Park Dept. portrayed Robert Service, reciting verse as if he were the man himself. Fred was so animated and devoted to both his recitation and his presentation of Robert Service's life's story, it was as if... More 

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