If you’d like to learn more about Skagway’s gold rush days, step inside the Skagway Museum to browse its fine collection.
Artifacts, photographs, memorabilia and archival material bring the past alive, and sleds and gold-mining equipment reveal the harsh realities of life on the goldfields.
The museum also has a well-rounded collection of indigenous Alaskan artifacts, including baskets, beadwork and carvings.
The museum building itself is also worth noting. Built of granite with a tower and arched windows, it looks a little like a church and once served as a courthouse and jail, as well as a school and marshal’s office.
Photo by Wendy Cutler, sourced from Wikimedia Commons
The Skagway Museum is in Skagway’s historic district, a few streets along from the downtown Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park collection of restored buildings.