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Address: 700 Spring St., City Hall, Skagway, AK 99840
Phone Number: 907-983-2420
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Fascinating display of gold rush memorabilia.

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Off The ``Beaten Path'' -- Well Worth Finding

While exploring Skagway on foot, I happened upon the ``Trail of `98 Museum'' by accident. From a few blocks away I thought it might be a church in that it is in a quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
HBosch
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Chicago
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Chicago
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While exploring Skagway on foot, I happened upon the ``Trail of `98 Museum'' by accident. From a few blocks away I thought it might be a church in that it is in a quiet residential area and it looked like a very inviting building. I was pleased to find it was a very nice museum with interesting exhibits and a... More 

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Patterson
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good option for the do it yourself people who want to dig a little into the history of the area. Descriptions and old photos etc of the early history of the area. Enjoy.

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Cronulla, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

loved this museum there is a small charge to look around but well worth it There is an old movie showing how the town began and if you need to go they have a very clean toilet

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

More history of Skagway and what happened in the late 1890s early 1900s. Enjoyed walking through and learning.

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Sharpsburg, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

There was a lot of art and Skagway artifacts here to view. A film to watch explaining the history. This is a very well put together place. My husband and I walked through here while the boys opted to go back to the boat. I am glad we stopped in.

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Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

A great start to sightseeing in Skagway is to take the shuttle from the Cruise ship dock, up the main street to the top where this museum is located. It is a very informative museum packed with interesting exhibits of the local area and the Klondike Gold Rush. The staff are very friendly and helpful. A very welcoming place and... More 

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Hayward, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

For a minimal fee you can experience the history of Skagway. Of particular surprise, was the role of Skagway during WWII, and the Japanese occupation of Alaska.

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

wonderful place to visit and brings everything into perspective concerning the gold rush. The people working there were very informative. There is a fee but it's very inexpensive.

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

This museum was pointed out to us on the tour bus. I am glad it was as we would probably have missed it. It is small but there is a lot of information here. It is worth taking your time and reading through the narratives around the exhibits. We expected to spend less than an hour here but it was... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

There are two standalone museums in Skagway. This one is the City Museum located on the ground floor of a historic women's college that now houses the Skagway City Hall. This is a small, but well done museum. It had a bit of everything from wildlife, to early Alaskan history, all the way through the 1898 gold rush. The fee... More 

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