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Skagway Museum and Archives

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Seventh Ave. and Spring Street, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2420
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Lots of photos and details very well presented

Great history and lots of information about the gold rush and the tremendous hardships and risks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne M
Milton Keynes
this is a must as it gives an excellent display of Alaskan history

If you visit one museum in Alaska, then make sure it's this one. A very modest entry fee and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The history and rich culture of Skagway are featured in its most treasured artifacts, mementos, photographs and historical records dating from the early 1900s.
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Seventh Ave. and Spring Street, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2420
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great history and lots of information about the gold rush and the tremendous hardships and risks taken by the "gold diggers"

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you visit one museum in Alaska, then make sure it's this one. A very modest entry fee and the exhibits are well displayed and covers the exiting history of Alaska brilliantly. This is not some stuffy old place with roped barriers etc but really...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I could have spent more time inside here but hadn't heard about it and found it too late. It's beautiful outside and has some great history and information inside. Not something my teens (or young kids) would find very good, however, so I toured on...More

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gem of a museum in Skagway, Alaska. Step back in time to discover how gold was discovered in the hills above Skagway. This museum details the hardships, gumption and just plain fever for gold in the waning days of the 1800's. Learned...More

Thank jmhollen03
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We happened on this place at the end of our shuttle ride. It was well worth the reasonable entry fee. You get to see real things from the early settlers as well as copies of newpapers and letters from people who were realy pioneers.

Thank Deborah Lucas A
Reviewed July 8, 2017

Nice little gem on the North side of town. They ahve done a good job of describing how this town was formed.

Thank Ancha71
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

See items of local culture including canoes. Local Garb , baskets and beadwork. Only a two dollar entry fee. A great bang for your bucks. Easy to get to, walking distance or ride the on off bus.lots of local history.

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

In addition to Skagway and closely related Yukon gold rush history, you'll learn something about native Alaskans. It costs just a bit more than free, so you can drop in as a sidebar to other activities, but it's also an excellent choice to fill up...More

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed July 4, 2017

We were really only looking to use the restrooms here but wound up staying for almost an hour because as we walked through to look at them, we found a VERY interesting museum.

Thank DrKoob
Reviewed June 21, 2017

It is always worthwhile visiting the museum first to get an idea of how,why and where they lived and died in the town and was informative on some the characters that shaped the town.

Thank nick e
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Pippa B
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Response from Dominique L | Reviewed this property |
The information about Emily Craig is actually at the Klondike Gold Rush National Park exhibit and not at the City Museum. Here is the info from that exhibit: Emily Craig reached Dawson City with her family on July 16, 1898... More