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Dawson City Museum

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5th Avenue and Church Street, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
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Compact but informative

The displays on the gold rush as well as the native history and the geography are very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
I loved the recreation of old community haunts

The museum has set up a room with an old post office, bank, cabin, etc. that demonstrate the town... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cornwall, Canada
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This museum documents the history of Dawson City, with an emphasis on the Gold Rush era.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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5th Avenue and Church Street, Dawson City, Yukon, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The displays on the gold rush as well as the native history and the geography are very interesting. There is an excellent 20min film made in 1957 about Dawson which is well worth seeing. It helps to piece together other information gleaned around the town.

Thank chewat
Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum has set up a room with an old post office, bank, cabin, etc. that demonstrate the town about 100 years ago. Fascinating.

Thank dalmania_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent about an hour in this interesting museum, learning a bit more about the cool town I was in. The museum is divided into a few sections - one about the land and area of the town, the second about the town itself and...More

Thank Ryjones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum with exhibits of life in old Dawson City. Some artifacts on the 2nd floor. Small but worthwhile.

Thank donna b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well presented and well documented facts and figures, pleasant surroundings and very friendly personnel.

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First is the wonderful old classical style building sensitively restored and adapted to new use. A must see. Second, the collection is well displayed and interpreted. The gift shop is better than average, but could be better stocked. Both are in stark contrast to Dawson...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 12 May 2017

If you're in Dawson you might as well make a visit to this local museum. A great historical experience that is well worth the time.

Thank ColorX
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This lovely, volunteer run museum in the Old Territorial Administration Building provides a glimpse of Dawson in its heyday. Lovely informative exhibits, costumed guides, tours of out-buildings, films, and activities on the lawn round out the experience. Make sure to see the trains and other...More

1  Thank Denis D
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a fantastic museum, with wonderful displays and lovely people working there. Very well thought out and beautifully presented. Loved that the mannequins were made with faces and hands that had been modeled from actual Dawson City residents - added so much character to...More

1  Thank Marcella A
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I dropped in for a private appointment as I was in shoulder season. Alex was my great guide for the day, and he & I spent almost three hours going through the exhibits and the living history that still permeates the streets of Dawson. Great...More

1  Thank Sarah W
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Bruno P
When is the museum open?
4 January 2015|
Response from Andreadeg1955 | Reviewed this property |
You can check the hours and activities on their website: The Museum is open from mid-May to Labour day daily from 10 am to 6 pm. Labour day to the end of September the Museum is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 1pm... More