Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Address:2nd St & Broadway
PO Box 517
Skagway, AK 99840

Phone:907-983-2921
Fax:907-983-9249
Web: www.nps.gov/klgo/
Size: 13,191 acres.
Established: Established on June 30, 1976.
Location:Skagway is reached by the South Klondike Hwy. and is 96 air miles north of Juneau and 110 miles south of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. It is served by the Alaska Marine Highway (ferry) System from Juneau and by public bus from Whitehorse.
Facilities:Campground, picnic area, restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ranger-guided tours.
Special Features:Historic buildings in Skagway and portions of Chilkoot and White Pass Trails, all prominent in the 1898 gold rush, are included in the park. Hiking the 33-mile Chilkoot Trail from near the Dyea townsite provides an opportunity to experience some of the challenges goldseekers faced.

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Seattle's Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park offers interpretive films, artifacts, old photographs, and maps that illustrate the people, equipment, routes, and hardships of travel during one of the last great gold rushes.
Peter Lucchetti, a former park ranger for the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and Skagway painter, crafts ice sculptures--including last year's 25-foot-high, 45-foot-long salmon.
Historically, the Chilkoot Trail took native people from the coastal parts of Alaska into the Yukon interior, where communities were ripe for trade," says Sandra Snell-Dobert, chief of interpretation and education at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
One reason these picturesque buildings are in such good shape is that a portion of the historic area is managed by the National Park Service as part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Most took the Chilkoot, which former Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park ranger Bruce Reed calls "the longest museum in the world.
Alaska - Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park December 2, 2011, join in the holiday cheer with performances by local talent, sing along carols, stories, poems and refreshments at the Yuletide Christmas Concert in the National Park Service Auditorium.
The largest increases were seen at Glacier Bay National Park, up 53,553 to a total of 413,382; at Sitka National Historical Park, up 39,783 to a total of 331,393; and at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, up 14,824 to a total of 903,079.
Today, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is sponsoring Trails & Rails programs on the Empire Builder between Seattle mad Havre, Montana, and on the Coast Starlight between Seattle and Portland and Eugene, Oregon.
The historic relationship between Seattle and the north is commemorated by the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Other historical sites that deserve your attention in downtown Skagway include the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Visitor Center (907-983-2921), at the corner of Second and Broadway, and the Skagway Arctic Brotherhood (A.
At Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Alaska, an SCA volunteer helped to escort two disoriented hikers back to park headquarters and treat them for hypothermia.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park memorializes the romance and adventure of the gold rush of 1898, and interpretation of the area's mining history is a big part of such park units as Yukon-Charley Preserve and Death Valley National Park.