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Skagway Museum and Archives

Seventh Ave. and Spring Street, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2420
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Nice little museum

Lots of great artifacts and I was happy to see First Nations history represented. At only $2 it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa W
via mobile
Fascinating History

Learning about how the town was started by local tribes and how friendly they were to outsiders... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nick L
Eagle River, Alaska
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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 via mobile

Lots of great artifacts and I was happy to see First Nations history represented. At only $2 it was a great way to learn about Skagway history. They staff were also very friendly and welcoming.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learning about how the town was started by local tribes and how friendly they were to outsiders; willing to trade and welcome them. How important the town was for the gold rush was very interesting.

Thank Nick L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My handicapped friend and I went to the museum as part of a cruise tour of Skagway. The exhibits were very interesting, and illustrated the history of the entire region. We enjoyed it very much, and wish we'd had more time to spend there.

Thank Joyce A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gave a great understanding of the hardships the tens of thousands of prospectors endured between 1898 and 1900. Skagway was born as the port where all these folks landed on their way to the Yukon in their quest for gold and was truly a happening...More

Thank voyager9Us
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was very interesting going through the museum. It was free and laid out very well. It didn't take us very long to go through but learned a lot. Recommend stopping for a visit.

Thank Emily02020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A free, manageable museum with a personal touch. Easy to read information, all pictures of the native people and dog sleds.

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of totems and history. Located near the cruise boat dock. A good place to visit on your way back to the boat.

Thank lpossum8807
Reviewed 13 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 8 August 2017

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
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Pippa B
17 September 2017|
Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
I have not been to the Chesterfield Inn. Just do your usual review through trip advisor for that area and hotel.
Pippa B
12 July 2017|
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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