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Skagway Museum and Archives

Seventh Ave. and Spring Street, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2420
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Stopped in to use the restroom and found this room with fascinating history and lore. Nice find in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
visitorBoston
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Boston
Small interesting museum in an interesting building

Although this is a small museum, it is worth a visit if only to see the rug made from the neck... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Fiona1110
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Newcastle, Australia
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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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  • Average9%
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“entry fee” (3 reviews)
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Seventh Ave. and Spring Street, Skagway, AK 99840
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Seventh Ave. and Spring Street, Skagway, AK 99840
+1 907-983-2420
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to use the restroom and found this room with fascinating history and lore. Nice find in the middle of all the shopping chaos.

Thank visitorBoston
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Although this is a small museum, it is worth a visit if only to see the rug made from the neck feathers of ducks. However, the smell of dead salmon is a little offputting.

Thank Fiona1110
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This area has a very interesting past , brought to life in here , this area was where the Gold Rush was . this town was started by local tribes , that were willing to trade .The staff were very friendly and welcoming , we...More

Thank merritt402
Reviewed 9 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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 4 September 2017

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 1 September 2017

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 28 August 2017 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 26 August 2017

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 24 August 2017

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

Thank Joe M
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Pippa B
17 September 2017|
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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.
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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
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