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Gold Rush Cemetery

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Intersection of Main St and 23rd, Skagway, AK
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Intersection of Main St and 23rd, Skagway, AK
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a short walk about, Interesting look into the past. The graveyard is on a bit of a slope and if rainy may be slippery.

Thank CanadiaRose
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting cemeteries. Sometimes the gravestones have verses/poems. This cemetery was somewhat small. It took us longer to walk in from the bus stop than to actually walk around. It had almost an artificial feel. There were certainly original old grave markers, but a...More

Thank Mtn2Sea
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Interesting to see this very old Cemetery and headstones, a lovely setting not far from town,

Thank Janmaca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the Skagway Street Car Tour, the Gold Rush Cemetery is one of the stops where one gets out and walks around on a foot tour. It is well away from the downtown area. We learned that there were about 330+ people and an unidentified...More

Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not very large but it has interesting stories to read about along the way as you walk along the path and read the headstones. Some interesting characters are buried there. Does not take long to visit and I would suggest you take a...More

Thank Nancy O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little area like 30 minutes walking distance from town. It's nice to see the river and mountains from there, also the smell is amazing since it's surrounded by the forest. If your main destination is the lower Reid Waterfalls, then you have...More

Thank Lilirogz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a tour to here or drive on your own. Just on the out skirts of Skagway. See where a lot of the locals are buried. Lots of stories to be told by your tour guide. Great Waterfall a few minutes walk away.

Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the local bus out to the cemetery then had to walk a short way with beautiful scenery. We even saw a hang glider on our way!! It was neat to see the old graves then walk to a beautiful waterfall. Worth the $5...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In August, you can see the pink salmon salmon run near this cemetery. The cemetery itself is small, but interesting.

Thank bibi569
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an actual cemetery. Lots of interesting stories to go with it. If you have a guide that would be better. Signage does tell many of the stories if you don't have a guide. Many people died in 1898 from diseases. So you will...More

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April 27, 2016|
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Response from LoveToTravelFun | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a parking area right near the cemetery and beautiful walk up to the waterfall. Lots of tour buses park out there too when they take the tours from the cruise ships out to these areas. And there is plenty of... More
June 7, 2015|
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Response from Marliroo | Reviewed this property |
There is a blue and white shuttle bus called SMART that takes you to 22nd and Alaska at the bridge (you'll still have to walk a mile each way on a gravel road to get there). Costs $2 one way or $5 all day unlimited rides... More
June 7, 2015|
Response from N0rmalee | Reviewed this property |
We took a trolley ride around town with a driver/guide that showed us all of the interesting sites with stories and explanations of each. Was well worth the price of the ticket. The trolley was an old 1920's Mack passenger... More